Vivek Shraya

About

Biography

Vivek Shraya is a Toronto-based artist whose body of work includes several albums, films, and books. 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 first children’s picture book, The Boy & the Bindi, was featured on the National Post Bestseller List. Vivek has read and performed inter­nationally at shows, festivals and post-secondary institutions, including sharing the stage with Tegan & Sara. 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 Toronto Arts Foundation and The Writers’ Trust of Canada.

Contact

Awards & Honours

High-res photos

VS. Books

  • VS. Books logo (0.1 MB)
  • VS. Books flyer (3.6 MB)
  • VS. Books press photo #1 by N Maxwell Lander (5.2 MB)
  • VS. Books press photo #2 by N Maxwell Lander (6.8 MB)

Photos by N Maxwell Lander.

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.

even this page is white

  • even this page is white - cover (5.3 MB)
  • even this page is white - press photo by Alejandro Santiago (16.9 MB)

Photo by Alejandro Santiago.

BRONZE

  • Too Attached photo #1 by Alejandro Santiago (5.4 MB)
  • Too Attached photo #2 by Alejandro Santiago (4.4 MB)
  • Bronze album cover by Alejandro Santiago (2.9 MB)

Photos by Alejandro Santiago.

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
  • Canadian Art