Shashi Bhat's debut novel, The Family Took Shape (Cormorant $21.99) was a finalist for the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. Eight years later she published her second novel The Most Precious Substance on Earth (M&S $24.95).

Her fiction has won the Writers’ Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and been shortlisted for a National Magazine Award and the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Her stories have appeared in such publications as The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Best Canadian Stories, and The Journey Prize Stories. Shashi holds an MFA in fiction from the Johns Hopkins University. After living in several cities, including Halifax, Shashi now lives in New Westminster, B.C., where she is the editor-in-chief of EVENT magazine and teaches creative writing at Douglas College.


The Family Took Shape (Cormorant, 2013) $21.99 978-1770860919

The Most Precious Substance on Earth (M&S, 2021) $24.95 9780771094965

[BCBW 2021]