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, is longlisted for CBC’s Canada Reads and was listed as one of the Best Books of 2016 by The Walrus. 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.

Vivek was a 2016 Pride Toronto Grand Marshal, a three-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, a 2015 Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award finalist, and a 2015 recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize Honour of Distinction.

Awards & Honours

High-res photos

General

  • 2016 press photo by Emmett Race (13.1 MB)
  • 2016 press photo by Alejandro Santiago (7.8 MB)

Photos by Emmett Race & Alejandro Santiago.

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.

When Did You Stop Having My Back?

  • When Did You Stop Having My Back? artwork by Tiare Jung (3.0 MB)
  • When Did You Stop Having My Back? promo photo by Brian Vu (12.5 MB)

Artwork by Tiare Jung. Photo by Brian Vu.

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.

Trisha

  • Trisha artwork by Karen Campos Castillo (2.2 MB)

Artwork by Karen Campos Castillo.

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