Pasha Malla: People Park
Pasha Malla's debut collection of short stories The Withdrawal Method was a huge success.
Praised as "weird and wild and wonderful," it became a Book of the Year in both the Globe and Mail and the National Post. It also won Ontario's Trillium Book award and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize.
Now Pasha Malla has published his first novel.
It's called People Park. And it's set on a fictional island in the middle of which is a large public park.
Pasha Malla was born on an island too - in St-John's Newfoundland - and now lives in Toronto.
But he also has a Montreal Island connection: he lived here while studying at Concordia University.
This morning, he spoke with Elizabeth Robertson about his latest book.