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Anosh Irani reads at Okanagan College Salmon Arm campus

Anosh Irani.
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March 23, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Internationally-renowned author Anosh Irani will visit Okanagan College on Friday to read from his latest work, which has already garnered numerous award nominations. Irani will speak in the Student Lounge at the Salmon Arm campus from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, March 24. He will read from his new novel, The Parcel, which was recently a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award.

Event Details:

Who: Anosh Irani, author and playwright

When: 7 – 9 p.m., Friday, March 24

Where: Student Lounge, Okanagan College’s Salmon Arm campus, 2552 10th Ave NE, Salmon Arm, B.C.

What: Book reading, photo op, interview opportunity

Irani has published three critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and was shortlisted for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; and Dahanu Road, which was nominated for the Man Asian Literary Prize.

His play Bombay Black won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play, and his anthology The Bombay Plays: The Matka King & Bombay Black was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. His work has been translated into 11 languages. His new novel, The Parcel, is published by Knopf. It was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award.

Irani lives in Vancouver and is currently on a tour of the interior. His stop at Okanagan College is part of the College’s Shuswap BookFest initiative. For more information, please call 250-832- 2126 or email

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