All Write in Sin City

Deep Dark Secrets with Shani Mootoo

September 20, 2020 Kim/Irene/Sarah Season 3 Episode 63
All Write in Sin City
Deep Dark Secrets with Shani Mootoo
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All Write in Sin City
Deep Dark Secrets with Shani Mootoo
Sep 20, 2020 Season 3 Episode 63
Kim/Irene/Sarah

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA in English from the University of Guelph, writes fiction and poetry, and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally. Mootoo’s critically acclaimed novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, Valmiki’s Daughter, He Drown She in the Sea, and Cereus Blooms at Night. She is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the James Duggins Mid-Career Novelist Award from the Lambda Literary Awards. Her work has been longlisted and shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the International DUBLIN Literary Award, and the Man Booker Prize.

Shani Mootoo's latest novel, Polar Vortex, was released by in March 2020, and we’re excited that she will be a guest in this year’s virtual BookFest Windsor on October 16th.

You can find out more about the festival at www.bookfestwindsor.com.

Show Notes

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and lives in Canada. She holds an MA in English from the University of Guelph, writes fiction and poetry, and is a visual artist whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally. Mootoo’s critically acclaimed novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, Valmiki’s Daughter, He Drown She in the Sea, and Cereus Blooms at Night. She is a recipient of the K.M. Hunter Artist Award, a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the James Duggins Mid-Career Novelist Award from the Lambda Literary Awards. Her work has been longlisted and shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the International DUBLIN Literary Award, and the Man Booker Prize.

Shani Mootoo's latest novel, Polar Vortex, was released by in March 2020, and we’re excited that she will be a guest in this year’s virtual BookFest Windsor on October 16th.

You can find out more about the festival at www.bookfestwindsor.com.