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 (Penguin Canada). 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 the Toronto Arts Foundation and The Writers’ Trust of Canada. Vivek is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

Contact

Awards & Honours

High-res photos

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)

Photos by Nick Wong.

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)
  • Téa Mutonji (N Maxwell Lander) (10.4 MB)
  • Téa Mutonji and Vivek Shraya (N Maxwell Lander) (7.6 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.

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