Pasha Malla

Author and poet Pasha Malla was born in St. John's, Nfld., grew up in London, Ont., and now lives in Toronto. His debut novel, People Park, was shortlisted for the First Novel Award.
Pasha Malla is the author of the novel People Park. (House of Anansi Press)

Pasha Malla was born in St. John's, NL., grew up in London, Ont. and now lives in Toronto. Malla's debut short story collection, The Withdrawal Method, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and his first novel, People Park, was a finalist for the First Novel Award. 

His latest, the novel Fugue States, follows two men on a journey from Canada to Kashmir. Malla uses the pilgrimage as an opportunity to bust stereotypes of manliness and to question the nature of masculinity. He also explores the problematic nature of tourism, father-son relationships and how we use stories to make sense of our lives. 

Books by Pasha Malla

Interviews with Pasha Malla

Pasha Malla gives the bromance a satirical makeover,and in the process, raises questions about the stories that shape our understanding of the world and our place in it in his latest book "Fugue States.” 13:59
-Pasha Malla on “Fugue States” -Bedside Books: Sarah Slean -David A Robertson on "Manitowapow" -Lenore Rowntree & Lynne Van Luven -Beth Gebreyohannes on “Running in the Family” -Wilma Derksen on “The Way of Letting Go” -Like/Love: Victor Dwyer 53:58


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