Anosh Irani

The Liminal Wordsmith

Anosh Irani, ‘one of CanLit’s most innovative chameleons’ has published three critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; and Dahanu Road, which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize. His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. His latest novel, The Parcel, is a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award.

Irani has taught Creative Writing at McGill University, The University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. His main focus is the novel, short fiction, and playwriting.  As Visiting Professor and Writer-in-Residence in the World Literature Program at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), he is currently teaching a course on short fiction. He lives in Vancouver

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