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Writer-in-Residence Exchange in Calgary

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

My Mother, My Translator” – A Reading and Talk by Jaspreet Singh.

Jaspreet Singh, currently the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta, and also a former Calgary Distinguished Writers Program (CDWP) Writer-in-Residence (2006-2007) returns to Calgary for a reading at Shelf Life Books. Hosted by Shane Book, our current CDWP Writer-in-Residence.

Jaspreet Singh is a novelist, essayist and a short story writer. His collection of linked stories, Seventeen Tomatoes, received the Quebec First Book Prize. His novel Chef (about the damaged landscapes of Kashmir) was a finalist for a Commonwealth prize and won Alberta’s George Bugnet award for fiction. Helium, his critically acclaimed second novel was a 2013 Observer Best Book of the Year in the UK. The Globe and Mail called it a ‘tour de force’ and the Financial Times described it as a ‘powerful meditation on historical forgetting.’


April 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Shelf Life Books
1302-4th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada
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