Conference by Shani Mootoo

Date and Time : Tuesday November 28, 2017 @ 4pm

Place : A4-348 (FLSH) @ Université de Sherbrooke

Shani Mootoo was born in Ireland, and grew up in Trinidad. She is a novelist and a visual artist.

Mootoo’s novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Valmiki’s Daughter, longlisted for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Cereus Blooms at Night, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, The Chapters First Novel Award, The Ethel Wilson Book Prize, and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. She is a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, a Chalmers Fellowship Award, and the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize.

Her visual art, including painting and photography, has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally. She is currently represented by Hatch Gallery, Prince Edward County.

Mootoo Lives in Southern Ontario.

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