Join Pasha Malla as he discusses his new novel, Fugue States, in conversation with David Chariandy.
Type Books will be joining us as bookseller.
The wild and poignant story of two young men—Ash Dhar, who is grieving the death of his father, and his best friend Matt, a pot-head drifter—who embark on a Don Quixote-like quest from Canada to Kashmir, India.
Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto Arts Council and IFOA, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities.
Pasha Malla is the author of five works of poetry and fiction, including the story collection The Withdrawal Method and the novel People Park. His work has won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Prize, an Arthur Ellis Award and several National Magazine awards. It has also been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean), and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Pasha is a monthly books columnist for The Globe and Mail, and a regular contributor to Newyorker.com, The Walrus and CBC Radio. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Photo Credit: Vanessa Oliver