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Saleema Nawaz

Saleema Nawaz is the author of Bone and Bread, a Canada Reads finalist.
Saleema Nawaz's debut novel Bone and Bread won the Quebec Writers' Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. (CBC)

Saleema Nawaz's novel Bone and Bread was defended by Farah Mohamed on Canada Reads 2016.

Saleema Nawaz was born in Ottawa and lives in Montreal's Mile End neighbourhood, where her debut novel, Bone and Bread, is set. She is the author of Mother Superior, a collection of short stories and novellas, and won the prestigious Writers' Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her story "My Three Girls." Her short fiction has been published in literary journals including the Dalhousie Review, Prism International and the New Quarterly. Bone and Bread won the Quebec Writers' Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction in 2013.

Canada Reads | Author interviews

Canada Reads

Canada Reads 2016 authors dissect their first sentences

6 years ago
Duration 3:33
The authors in this year's competition — Anita Rau Badami, Lawrence Hill, Tracey Lindberg, Saleema Nawaz and Michael Winter — read their books' crucial first sentences

Author interviews

The Montreal novelist talks about her 2013 novel, a contender for Canada Reads 2016.

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