2011 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Winner


Farzana Doctor

Jury Citation

With her first novel, Stealing Nasreen, and now her discerning new novel, Six Metres of Pavement, it’s hard to imagine a gentler protestor than Farzana Doctor, but protest she does: racism, sexism, ageism, and homophobia all fall before her gentle yet powerful touch. She is a writer to cherish and reread when we feel the world lacks a moral centre.

About the Author

Farzana Doctor is the author of two novels, Stealing Nasreen (Inanna, 2007) and Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn 2011). Besides novels, Doctor has written on social work and diversity-related topics, and provides private practice consulting and psychotherapy services. She is a long-time activist in the queer/South Asian communities and is a co-curator of the Brockton Writers Series. She lives in Toronto. For more info visit www.farzanadoctor.com.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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