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Six Metres of Pavement is the 2017 One Book One Brampton Winner!

A huge thanks to the Brampton Library, One Book One Brampton, and all of my friends, family and fans who voted for Six Metres of Pavement as this year’s pick. I watched with glee on Facebook Live from Beirut. I’m

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Audio Excerpt

I just found this audio excerpt on Youtube. Thanks 49th Bookshelf! Brings back fond memories of hanging out with Julie Wilson at Trinity Bellwoods on a windy day.   Listen here. 

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The Hindu (New Delhi)

Thanks to Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty for this interview in The Hindu!

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Toronto Book Awards video for Six Metres of Pavement

This was the video shown at the 2012 Toronto Book Awards, where Six Metres of Pavement was a finalist.

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A review of both novels in The Hindu!

I’m thrilled that both Six Metres of Pavement and Stealing Nasreen were reviewed in The Hindu! An excerpt: “Some voices, despite quiet cadences, succeed in making themselves heard very clearly above the cacophony of lesser noises. Writer Farzana Doctor undoubtedly

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I made the shortlist for the 2012 Toronto Book Awards!

I’m thrilled to be a finalist for the 2012 Toronto Book Awards . This city, and the Brockton Triangle in particular, inspired Six Metres of Pavement. It’s an honour to be on the shortlist. What the judges said: “Farzana Doctor’s poignant Six Metres of

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Six Metres of Pavement wins a Lammy!

Wow, that was pretty much the best night of my life. The 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards was all glam with queer actors, authors and supporters in attendance. I had a fannish moment with Armistead Maupin and got to meet Susan Stinson and Leslea Newman. Ally

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Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement released in India!

I’m so pleased that Rupa Publications has released both of my novels in India. Check them out here.  

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Interview with John Degen on The Book Room

Chatting with John Degen on The Book Room about schlepping books, approaching McDonald’s for corporate sponsorships and listening to neighbours through shared walls. Listen here! 

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Body Memory and Writing

Here’s a link to a live interview I did with Rabble’s Book Club. I talked about my personal connection to a close call in a hot car. Interview with author Farzana Doctor: Recap and highlights from the Babble Book Club | rabble.ca .

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Cover Girl

This month, I’m on the cover of South Asian Generation Next . This newspaper is available at most downtown Toronto subways and suburban South Asian restaurants. It’s an honour to be their cover girl! It’s getting lots of attention for its saucy headline. Check

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2011 Round-Up

It’s 9pm on December 31st, and I’m waiting to go out to the first of two NYE house parties tonight. 2011 has been a fantastic year, and I’m grateful to my friends, family and readers for making it so fabulous.

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Six Metres of Pavement is one of NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2011

I’m thrilled that Six Metres of Pavement has made it into NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2011. Thanks NOW! My book is in very impressive company. Check out the list here .

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Authors Aloud

Listen to an excerpt of Six Metres of Pavement on Authors Aloud .

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Rainbow Awards

I’m excited to announce that Six Metres of Pavement won a Rainbow Award in the category of Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction! More information here.

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Half of a cross country tour! Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver

By a stroke of luck and the help of friends, my next round of touring will take me across the country in a way that almost seems coordinated! Thanks to The Dundurn Group , The Writers Union of Canada, and the Vancouver International

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Autumn events

I’m looking forward to a couple of festival appearances this fall: Word on the Street (Toronto), Sunday September 25th, 11am. I’ll be part of a panel called, “Toronto as Muse: Books Inspired by the City We Love”. Click here for more info about this fabulous

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British Columbia!

Touring is a tricky thing for authors. On the one hand, it can be a lot of fun to check out new places and meet readers. It’s also risky. Travel is expensive and you never know how events will turn

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A human mistake

Each year, there are a number of tragic news stories about “hot car deaths”–too many really. A few friends sent me this one , about Elena Petrizzi, who recently died after being forgotten in her father’s car, and so I thought I’d

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Leaving Del Rio

It’s been dry for seven months. On the way in from Del Rio International Airport, my father told us that the local church congregations have been saying rain prayers all spring. Dad, my step-mother and younger siblings moved here almost

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Texas!

I’m heading off to Texas at the end of this week, for family visits and a few book events. The details are on this  texas poster ! Join me if you’re in the area.

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Events this week! Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto

Join us! Hamilton: reading and Q&A at MacReads, McMaster University. April 28th, 7-8:30pm, Alumni House, (formerly President’s Residence), $5 (includes light refreshments), all welcome. Books available for purchase at Titles Bookstore and Bryan Prince Booksellers. Oakville: reading sponsored by Halton

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Big City Small World

Did you catch it yesterday? Garvia Bailey interviewed me on Big City Small World on CBC Radio One (Toronto) this past week. I’ll try to get the audio clip and post it here. For now, here’s the little promo piece

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