I believe that writer’s block is a normal, human condition where we are not really struggling with writing, but with a part of ourselves. This part is our Inner Critic. Want to learn some strategies to deal this? Click here for an article I wrote…
I am the author of Stealing Nasreen and
Six Metres of Pavement.
My third novel, All Inclusive, was released in Fall 2015.
Find out more on this site about my work, my process and my discoveries along the way.
I spoke with Mary-Lou Zeitoun about my novel ALL-INCLUSIVE, and race, sexuality, publishing, and more. Read it here!
I spoke with The South Asian News about why you should never ask authors for a free book, the art of networking and why I’ll won’t ever write a Twitter novel. Read it here!
I’ve been a fan of Shelagh Rogers and The Next Chapter for years. It was an honour to be on her show this week. Have a listen here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/farzana-doctor-on-the-dark-side-of-vacationing-and-bill-richardson-on-the-funny-side-of-aging-1.3383121/farzana-doctor-on-swingers-spirituality-and-the-dark-side-of-resorts-1.3383126
It was a pleasure to meet and chat with the dynamic and warm Raj Girn. Here’s the link to the interview:
Here’s The Chat with Trevor Corkum of 49th Bookshelf.
I’m thrilled that All Inclusive has been selected as one of Kobo CA’s Best Books of the year, in the Canadian Favourites category (and it’s in very excellent company)! Kobo folks will receive double Kobo points when purchasing any best-of-the-year…
I’m giddy that All Inclusive has made this National Post best books list! See the list here.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rob McClennan. No one’s ever asked me #12 before. Have a look here .
“Altogether, an absorbing read. Farzana Doctor has used humour, heartache, joy and eroticism, to produce a compelling story of self-discovery with characters that we cheer on as they struggle towards a satisfactory conclusion.” Thanks to Jeanne Duperreault for this review!…
I awoke today to a full-page feature in the National Post! Have a look here.
Check out this interview with Open Book Ontario about about encouraging feedback, finding lakeside reading spots and the intimidation and gratification that comes with presenting your own creative work.
In celebration of the International Festival of Authors, Open Book interviewed me about All Inclusive, which I’ll be presenting in Woodstock and Toronto. Read about it here.
“Heart-breaking, moving, funny, and at times erotic, this novel that represents the amazing diversity of Canadian literature. A beautiful and powerful story.” Read the rest of this review here.
“I absolutely loved Farzana Doctor’s new book All Inclusive. The publisher’s summary begins with the intriguing question “What’s it like when everyone’s dream vacation is your job?” The novel takes place at an all-inclusive resort, and I loved the behind-the-scenes…
New All Inclusive review by Kaley Stewart: “This novel will definitely be in my top five CanLit list at the end of the year.” Read the rest here.
Thanks to Scott Dagostino for this review of All Inclusive. In the worlds that Farzana Doctor creates, ordinary people are wondrous and complicated, and all these things that divide us — countries, professions, sexualities, genders, races — are mere distractions from what…
“An ambitious, thematically voracious novel on love and the wounds we didn’t know we had.” Read the rest here.
Thanks to Matt Loney for this review in Plenitude: There’s a refreshing, youthful breadth of perspective to Doctor’s novel that shines a light on the way forward for those bored to death with the claustrophobic tropes of our national literature.…
Thanks to Nancy Wigston for this review of All Inclusive in today’s Toronto Star. Full review here .
Have a look at this interview , by Desi News! (pages 18-19)