Monthly Archives: March 2011

Globe and Mail review

Thanks to Ed Brown from the Globe and Mail for this review: “…the characters are refreshingly genuine. Throughout, Doctor skillfully plays with concepts of motion, migration and movement, both physical and emotional… Doctor brings alive with great skill the streetscape of the diverse

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Indian Voices launch

An excerpt of Stealing Nasreen has been published in a new anthology called Indian Voices . It’s edited by Jasmine D’Costa, who also edited Canadian Voices 1 and 2. Although I’ve been a part of a South Asian focussed anthology before, this is my

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New review from Jim Bartley at XTRA!

From XTRA! : “Doctor expertly matches these diverse characters together in intimate situations, creating tense or touching moments of connection across divisions of age, gender and sexual or cultural bias…Doctor leads us to this understanding with wonderful sleight of hand. It

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Brockton Writers Series #17

This month we are excited to bring to the mic Ava Homa, Jorge Antonio Vallejos, Marcus McCann and Sarah Greene. Wednesday April 6, 7-9, at the beautiful and historic St. Anne’s Church, 270 Gladstone (just north of Dundas). Writers’ networking

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2nd Linares International Literary Festival

My friend and writer colleague, Jasmine D’Costa , recently told me about her experiences at the Linares International Festival in Mexico. Despite this only being its second year, it sounded like a terrific experience, and so I wanted to help spread the

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Missed the launch? Here’s a review of it!

Here’s the review of the Six Metres of Pavement TINARS launch event by Mia Herrara at Live in Limbo. http://liveinlimbo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=509&catid=49&Itemid=53

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Women Doing Literary Things

Writer Niranjana Iyer has just set up a new blog in response to the VIDA stats that demonstrate the underrepresentation of women in the literary industry. It’s called Women Doing Literary Things . I’m honoured to be guest blogger #3, on March 11th. In my post,

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Facing Out

I’ll be chatting with Annemarie Shrouder about my new novel In Conversation Join us in person, or watch the livestream online! In Conversation is part of Facing Out – a project in collaboration with the Toronto Women’s Bookstore. Facing Out’s

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Toronto launch!

My Facebook status update at 11:24pm on March 7th was: Well! Everyone should have a night like that at least once in their life. I’ve had two of these fabulous nights so far, first with the launch of Stealing Nasreen,

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NOW Magazine review: “A winner.”

Thanks to Susan G. Cole for this is NOW Magazine review . 4/5 stars! I hope you’ll join us at the launch. More info: NOW Columnist Susan G. Cole and author Farzana Doctor share an intimate conversation about writing, neighbourhoods and how we get over

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Read an excerpt of Six Metres of Pavement!

An excerpt of Six Metres of Pavement is up on CommuterLit today. Check it out!

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