Mohammed Hanif – Surrey Muse

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Mohammed Hanif is a novelist, journalist and a screenwriter who has published three novels including ‘A Case of Exploding Mangoes’ (2008), his debut title, on the exploding death of Pakistan’s General Ziaul Haq that won Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in 2008 and Commonwealth Book Prize in 2009. Other titles include ‘Our Lady of Alice Bhatti’ (2011, won Wellcome Book Prize), and ‘Red Birds’ (2018). Mohammed also wrote feature film ‘The Long Night’ (2002), and stage play ‘The Dictator’s Wife’ (2008) presented at Hampstead Theatre. His writings have been published by numerous publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post, BBC, Herald, and Newsline. At this time, Mohammed is writing ‘Bhutto’, an opera named after the hanged Prime Minister of Pakistan.

More from Mohammed is here
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Contact Mohammed
haneeef@yahoo.com

At the June 25, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Mohammed Hanif will be the Featured Author. More about the event is here: friday-june-25/

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Alix Ohlin – Surrey Muse

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Alix Ohlin is a novelist, short story writer, educator and mentor who has published five books including two novels, the DUAL CITIZENS (2019) and INSIDE (2012), that were short listed for both the Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize. Her work has appeared in various publications such as the Best American Short Stories, Best New American Voices, and The New Yorker. Alix has taught creative writing and literature at McGill University, Lafayette College, Warren Wilson College, and at the New York State Summer Writers Institute. She graduated from Harvard University with an English and American Literature and Language degree in 1992, and then earned a masters in writing from the Michener Center for Writers in Texas in 2001. Alix now lives in Vancouver where she is the Chair of UBC’s creative writing program since 2018.

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alixohlinauthor.com
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alix.ohlin@ubc.ca

At the August 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alix will be the Featured Author. More on the event is here: august-28-2020.

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Shazia Hafiz Ramji – Surrey Muse

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is a poet, fiction writer and editor who won the 2021 Poetry and Prose prize hosted by Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG). She is a finalist for the 2021 National Magazine Awards, and her writing has been shortlisted for the 2020 Bridport Prize for International Creative Writing (UK), and it has been nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Prizes. Shazia’s first book of poems, Port of Being, received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, was named by the CBC as a best Canadian book of poetry, and was shortlisted in 2019 for several awards including the City of Vancouver Book Award and the British Columbia and Yukon Book Prizes. Shazia grew up in Kenya, England, and the UAE, and moved with her family to Vancouver, BC, at the age of fifteen. She now lives between Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto, where she is at work on a novel and a second book of poems about faith, addiction, and her South Asian, Iranian, and Irish ancestry. As an editor, she is currently accepting submissions for Ahvaz, a chapbook anthology of poems by South Asian-Canadian poets.

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At the August 27 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shazia Hafiz Ramji will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here: august-27-gathering

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Shashi Bhat – Surrey Muse

Shashi Bhat is a writer, editor and an educationist working in New Westminster. Her debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013), was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. She is the winner of the 2018 Journey Prize, a finalist for the 2018 National Magazine Award for fiction, and, a finalist for the 2010 Bronwen Wallace Award. Shashi’s fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review, Grain, PRISM international, Best Canadian Stories 2018, Journey Prize Stories 24 & 30, and other publications. Shashi holds an MFA in fiction from The Johns Hopkins University. She is the editor-in-chief of EVENT Magazine, and teaches creative writing at Douglas College.

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At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shashi will be the Featured Author. More information about the event is here:
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