Grant’s Desi Achievers Award

I’m proud to be one of the 25 honourees of this year’s award! This honour is given out by Desi News to activists, artists, politicians, scientists and other South Asians who have made a contribution in Canada.

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Do you struggle with writer’s block?

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

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CWILA interview

I spoke with Mary-Lou Zeitoun about my novel ALL-INCLUSIVE, and race, sexuality, publishing, and more. Read it here! 

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The South Asian News Interview

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!

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The Next Chapter interview

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

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Interview on Raj Girn’s Open Chest

It was a pleasure to meet and chat with the dynamic and warm Raj Girn. Here’s the link to the interview:

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Interview with Trevor Corkum

Here’s The Chat with Trevor Corkum of 49th Bookshelf.

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All Inclusive is a Kobo Best Books of the Year!

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

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All Inclusive is a National Post’s best books of the year!

I’m giddy that All Inclusive has made this National Post best books list! See the list here.

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Rob McClennan’s Blog: 12 or 20 Questions

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rob McClennan. No one’s ever asked me #12 before. Have a look here .

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NOW Magazine Best of Toronto

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude this morning…

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New review by Jeanne Duperreault

“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!

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National Post’s Reading Society weighs in on All Inclusive

I awoke today to a full-page feature in the National Post! Have a look here. 

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Interview with Open Book Ontario

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.

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Open Book Ontario Interview

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.

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Review by Good Books and A Cup of Tea

“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. 

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Review and interview by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen

“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

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New review by Kaley Stewart

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. 

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Daily XTRA! review

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

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New Globe and Mail review

“An ambitious, thematically voracious novel on love and the wounds we didn’t know we had.” Read the rest here.  

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All Inclusive review in Plenitude!

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.

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Toronto Star Review

Thanks to Nancy Wigston for this review of All Inclusive in today’s Toronto Star. Full review here

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Desi News Interview

Have a look at this interview , by Desi News! (pages 18-19)

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