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Nawaz SaleemaSaleema Nawaz’s fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Prairie Fire, PRISM international, Grain, and The New Quarterly. Her first collection, Mother Superior, was published by Freehand Books in Fall 2008 and was a finalist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s McAuslan First Book Prize. Her short story “My Three Girls,” was the winner of the 2008 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Her first novel, Bone and Bread, was published by House of Anansi in 2013. It was a national bestseller, won the Quebec Writers Federation Hugh MacLennan Literary Award and was a 2016 Canada Reads contender.

She lives in Montreal.

Saleema’s blog, Metaphysical Conceit

Saleema’s Books:

Bone & Bread


House of Anansi, world, March 2013

Shortlisted for CANADA READS 2016

National Bestseller

Winner of the 2013 Quebec Writers’ Federation Literary Award, Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction