2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Honour of Distinction


Vivek Shraya 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize

Vivek Shraya

Jury Citation 

Vivek Shraya tackles big ideas of identity, desire, love, and otherness to create unique and evocative explorations of sexuality and belonging. The poignant stories in God Loves Hair and the compelling mashup of a coming of age tale and Hindu mythology that is She of the Mountains prove Shraya to be a welcome new talent.

About the Author

Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based musician, filmmaker, and writer. Her body of work includes ten albums, four short films, and three books. Her debut novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of the Globe and Mail’s Best Books of 2014. A three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was the recipient of the 2014 Steinert & Ferreiro Award for leadership in Toronto’s LGBTQ community and a finalist for the 2015 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award.




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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