Prof. Denise Cruz, English, University of Toronto


ENG140 2016-17 Visitors

David Chariandy, January 27

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Photo by Joy von Tiedemann

David Chariandy is a writer and critic who lives in Vancouver and teaches at Simon Fraser University.  His first novel, entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007), was nominated for eleven literary prizes internationally, including the Governor General’s Award (shortlisted), the in Canada First Novel Award (shortlisted), the Scotiabank Giller Prize (longlisted), and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (longlisted).  His second novel, entitled Brother, is forthcoming from McClelland & Stewart.

Mona Awad, February 17

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Mona Awad was born in Montreal and received her BA from York U. Her writing has appeared in TIME, The Walrus, VICE, McSweeney’s, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. Her debut novel-in-stories, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin) won the 2016 Amazon First Novel Award. She received an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and an MFA in Fiction from Brown University. She is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Writing and English Literature at the University of Denver.


Recent past visitors to ENG140 include:

Poet Karen Solie (Modern and Normal)

Poet Sachiko Murakami (Get Me Out Of Here)

Actor Damien Atkins (Angels in America)

Chris Hanratty, Shira Leuchter, and Michaela Washburn of UnSpun Theatre (The Speedy)

Poet Souvankham Thammavongsa (Light)


Other guests:

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