Farzana Doctor recommends


The annual Word on the Street Festival took place in six cities across Canada this past September. CBC Books was at the Toronto event, which was held on Sunday, September 25, and we took the opportunity to ask some of the guest authors and editors what they've been reading.


Farzana Doctor is the author of two novels, Stealing Nasreen (2007) and most recently, Six Metres of Pavement, published in 2011. This past June, she received the Dayne Ogilvy Grant from the Writers' Trust, an annual prize given to an emerging gay writer. The Toronto author is also a psychotherapist. Here's what she had to say:

"I'm recommending Mathew J. Trafford's book The Divinity Gene, which is a book of short stories. It's wonderfully written and full of magic and beauty, and I think people need to pick it up."

Divinity Gene cover.jpg The Divinity Gene
by Matthew J. Trafford

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"A beguiling and bizarre collection of stories from a remarkable new voice in Canadian fiction.

A mob of teens descends upon Paris in the thrall of a self-help author; a grotesque yard-sale statuette frees a dying man from his silence; the hottest club in town is staffed by angels. This is the uncanny world of The Divinity Gene, Matthew J. Trafford's debut story collection, and it bristles with humour, pathos and imaginative power..."

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