Anosh Irani to discuss acclaimed novel ‘The Parcel’ at Canadian Writers in Person event

Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series

Novelist Anosh Irani will appear as the second guest of the 2017-18 Canadian Writers in Person Lecture series, presented by York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS).

Anosh Irani
Anosh Irani

Irani will discuss his novel The Parcel on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 7 to 10pm in 206 Accolade West. The event is free and open to the public.

The Parcel is published by Knopf and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. It is a powerful story about a transgender sex worker in the red-light district of Bombay who is given an unexpected task.

Irani has previously published three critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, an international bestseller, shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; and Dahanu Road, nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. His work has been translated into eleven languages.

For a complete lineup of this year’s Canadian Writers in Person Lecture Series, visit