Shauna Singh Baldwin
Join us for a reading and book signing by Shauna Singh Baldwin for her book Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Nonfiction. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event and the MRU BookStore.
Event detailsMon. Sept. 19
This event is free. All are welcome.
EA 3001 (The Knuckle)
Faculty of Arts Building
For more information, please contact Michael Hawley, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Religious Studies, Department of Humanities.
About the authorShauna Singh Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers, a book about two Sikh women in a polygamous marriage in Occupied India received the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Carribean. The Tiger Claw a book about a Sufi Muslim secret agent who searches for her Jewish beloved through Occupied France has been optioned for film.
English Lessons and Other Stories received the 1996 Friends of American Writers prize. We Are Not in Pakistan, her second collection of cross-cultural stories was published in 2007. Shauna authored A Foriegn Visitor's Survival Guide to America. Her play, We Are So Different Now was adapted for performance in India and off-Broadway.
Her poems and articles are published in many countries.
The Selector of Souls, about a Hindu midwife who tries to balance her karma after a terrible crime, received the 2012 Anne Powers Fiction Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers.
Shauna has an MBA from Marquette University and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. She served as a juror for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize for fiction, and is currently serving as a juror for the Danuta Gleed Fiction Prize.
This event was organized in partnership with the University of Fraser Valley’s Centre for Indo Canadian Studies and Mount Royal University’s Department of Humanities — Religious Studies.
Shauna Singh Baldwin’s bio courtesy of shaunasinghbaldwin.com