Vivek Shraya

About

Biography

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work includes several albums, films, and books. Vivek’s 2017 album with Queer Songbook Orchestra, Part-Time Woman, was included in CBC’s Best Canadian Albums of 2017. Her first book of poetry, even this page is white, won a 2017 Publisher Triangle Award and was longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads. Her debut novel, She of the Mountains, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books, and her book I’m Afraid of Men will be out in Fall 2018 from Penguin Canada. Vivek has read and performed inter­nationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions. She is one half of the music duo Too Attached and the founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books.

A four-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, and has received honours from the Toronto Arts Foundation and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. Vivek is currently a director on the board of the Tegan & Sara Foundation and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

Contact

Awards & Honours

High-res photos

I’m Afraid of Men

  • I'm Afraid of Men - cover (0.1 MB)
  • I'm Afraid of Men - back cover (0.2 MB)

VS. Books

  • VS. Books logo, B&W (0.1 MB)
  • VS. Books logo, colour (0.7 MB)
  • VS. Books press photo #1 by Adam Coish (1.6 MB)
  • VS. Books press photo #2 by Adam Coish (1.4 MB)
  • VS. Books press photo #3 by Adam Coish (1.6 MB)

Photos by Adam Coish.

Too Attached

  • Too Attached photo #1 by Nick Wong (4.4 MB)
  • Too Attached photo #2 by Nick Wong (4.6 MB)
  • Too Attached photo #3 by Nick Wong (5.4 MB)
  • Angry album artwork by Hatecopy (7.1 MB)

Photos by Nick Wong. Artwork by Hatecopy.

Part-Time Woman

  • Part-Time Woman cover image (3.6 MB)
  • Part-Time Woman press photo by Tanja-Tiziana (12.4 MB)
  • Part-Time Woman press photo by Tanja-Tiziana (12.5 MB)

Photography by Tanja-Tiziana.

I want to kill myself

  • I want to kill myself – Artwork (1.3 MB)
  • I want to kill myself – Press photo (2.7 MB)

Photography by Zachary Ayotte.

The Boy & The Bindi

  • The Boy and the Bindi - cover (26.5 MB)
  • The Boy and the Bindi press photo by Rajni Perera (8.4 MB)

Cover artwork and photo by Rajni Perera.

Press

  • NOW Magazine cover
  • Xtra! cover
  • NBC News
  • Buzzfeed
  • Huffington Post
  • Dazed Digital
  • VICE
  • Nylon
  • Autostraddle
  • Out
  • The Advocate
  • Chart Attack
  • The Globe & Mail
  • Publishers Weekly
  • CBC Books
  • CBC Music
  • CBC Arts
  • National Post
  • Toronto Star
  • Metro News
  • Daily Xtra
  • Buzzfeed India
  • India Today
  • Guernica
  • Flare
  • Allure
  • Canadian Art