Authors

Canadian literary authors have attained much acclaim both internationally and at home. Canadian authors from the Asian diaspora, whether born in Canada as were Wayson Choy, and Kerri Sakamoto, or abroad, as were Rohinton Mistry, Shyam Selvadurai and many others, are amongst the most successful. This section will highlight writers of literary works published in English, with an emphasis on works that won prizes or honours, with a special emphasis on those that are available in the Ryerson University Library collection.

Inclusion in this site is not restricted to authors with Canadian citizenship. It includes authors born in Canada, and others who have resided or currently reside in Canada. This explains the inclusion of the American writer Bharati Mukherjee who taught at McGill University in Montreal for fourteen years, and Samuel Selvon who is regarded as an Indo-Caribbean writer who moved to Canada in 1978. All of the authors have an ancestral heritage in an Asian country.

Asia is interpreted in its broad sense to include the entire continent that extends from Europe and Africa to the Pacific Ocean, including Siberia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Indonesia (excluding Papua). This includes the geographic areas known as Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East (also known as West Asia or Southwest Asia) and the Orient.

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A

Acharya, Pushpa Raj
Ada, Kawa
Aguiar, Tanya
Ah-Sen, Jean Marc
Aihoshi, Susan
Ahmad, Iqbal
Al-Nassar, Mohammed
Ali, Anar
Ameerali, Sultan
Anand, Anita
Anand, Madhur
Anderson-Jones, Teruko
Anthologies
Aquino, Nina Lee
Arima, Phlip
Asfour, John
Ashraf, Moin
Autobiographies / Memoirs
Aureus, Leon

B

Babcock, Winnifred Eaton SEE Eaton, Winnifred
Badami, Anita Rau
Bagchee, Shyamal
Bak, Louise
Baksh, Ishmael J.
Baldwin, Shauna Singh
Banerji, Anurima
Bannerji, Himani
Bannerji, Kaushalya
Barbosa, Silviano C.
Barzanji, Jalal
Basmajian, Shaunt
Basran, Gurjinder
Basu, Arjun
Basu, Kunal
Bates, Judy Fong
Begamudré, Ven
Bhabra, H.S.
Bhadra, Sangeeta
Bhaggiyadatta, Krisanthi Sri
Bharati, Navtej
Bhat, Shashi
Bhatt, Sujata
Binning, Sadhu
Bissoondath, Neil
Bitar, Walid
Boga, Hiro
Boparai, Gurdev S.
Bose, Rana
Bosset, Farideh de SEE De Bosset, Farideh
Boullata, Issa J.
Boyagoda, Randy

C

Camia, Shirley
Chai, Camyar
Chan, Brian

Chan, Marjorie
Chan, Marty
Chan, May
Chan, Weyman
Chang, Janie
Chao, Lien
Chatterjee, Ayeshu
Chen, Ying
Cheran, R.
Cheuk, Sam
Children’s Literature
Cho, Michael
Choa-Johnston, Simon SEE Johnston, Simon
Choi, Ann Y. K.
Choi, Eric
Choi, Ins
Chong, Corinna
Chong, Denise
Chong, Kevin
Chopra, Shiv
Chow, Lauralyn
Choy, Wayson
Chu, Hien The
Coopsammy, Madeline
Cowasjee, Saros
Clarkson, Adrienne
Crusz, Rienzi

D

Dabydeen, Cyril
Dass, Nirmal
Davidar, David
D’Costa, Jasmine Anita Yvette
De Bosset, Farideh
Deckha, Nitin
Deen, Natasha
DeMatas, Kirk
Deonandan, Raywat
Dhade, Sukhdev Kaur
Dhaliwal, Ranj
Doctor, Farzana
Dosanjh, Sukhdev Kaur SEE Dhade, Sukhdev Kaur
Dulai, Phinder
Dunlop, Rishma
Duong, Paul Phong

E

Eaton, Edith Maude SEE Sui Sin Far
Eaton, Winnifred
Edizel, Loren
Espinet, Ramabai

F

Fan, Eric
Fan, Terry
Farhoud, Abla

Farooqi, Musharraf Ali
Fazlul, Safia
Fong, Deanna
Ford, John, 1955-2000 (pseudonym) SEE Bhabra, H.S.
Fu, Kim
Fujino, David
Fukuda, Miki

G

Garebian, Keith
Gatchalian, C. E.
Ghaffar, Asher
Ghatage, Shree
Ghosh, Suparna
Ghulam, Elen
Gidwani, Bhagwan Shamdas
Gill, Kuldip
Gill, Lakshmi
Gill, Myrna Lakshmi SEE Gill, Lakshmi
Gill, Stephen
Gill, Darshan
Gill, Tarlochan Singh
Gilmore, Rachna
Goberdhan, Brij
Goh, Poh Seng
Gokhale, Veena
Gool, Reshard
Goto, Hiromi
Govani, Shinan
Goveas, Janice
Gowda, Shilpi Somaya
Grammy, Tara
Gunapalan, Solomon G.
Gunraj, Andrea
Gupta, Ashis
Gupta, Nila

H

Hage, Rawi
Han, Huamei
Hardev Singh
Hassan, Marwan
Hatanaka, Kellen
He, Bing
Hernandez, Catherine
Hernández-Ramdwar, Camille
Hiêp, Lâm Hô SEE Lâm, Hô Hiêp
Hiyate, Wasela
Homa, Ava
Hong, Paul
Hsiung, C. Fong
Hsu, Ray
Huang, Harry J.
Huh, Dae-Tong
Hussain, Maha
Huynh, Philip

I

Irani, Anosh
Irie, Kevin
Islam, Doyali Farah
Islam, Ghalib
Ito, Sally
Itwaru, Arnold
Iwama, Marilyn

J

Jailall, Peter
Jain, Asha
Jain, Mahak
Jain, Ravi

Jain, Sudhir
Jamal, Tasneem
James, Sheila
Jang, Charlie SEE Yip, Yuen Chung
Janmohamed, Sheniz
Johnston, Simon
Jones, Teruko Anderson- SEE Anderson-Jones, Teruko
Joseph, Shane

K

Kabal, A.M. (pseudonym) SEE Bhabra, H.S.
Kalsey, Surjeet Singh
Kam, Winston Christopher
Kanaganayakam, Chelva
Kanagawa, Hiro
Kang, M. J.
Kankesan, Koom
Kao, Sleepless
Karmali, Sikeena
Kasai, Kaori SEE Kao, Sleepless
Kasim, Ali
Katsukake, Lynne
Kattan, Naïm
Kaur, Rupi
Ke, Zhaojin David
Khan, Ausma Zehanat
Khan, Rachna
Khan, Rukhsana
Khelawan, Rajni Mala
Khuller, Ray
Kienlen, Alexis
Kim, Sang
Kinra, Vinita
Kishimoto, Elyse
Kiyooka, Roy
Kobayashi, Tamai
Kogawa, Joy
Kolanad, Gitanjali
Kurd, Rahat
Kuruvilla, Sunil
Kushwaha, Anita
Kutsukake, Lynne
Kwa, Lydia
Kwan, Michael David
Kwong, Julia

L

L’Abbé, Sonnet
Ladha, Yasmin
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Lagah, Danielle
Lai, Larissa
Lakra, Arun
Lam, Fiona Tinwei
Lâm, Hô Hiêp
Lam, Thao
Lam, Vincent
Lampotang, Peggy
Lau, Doretta
Lau, Evelyn
Lavidez, Roberto
Lee, Day’s
Lee, Jen Sookfong
Lee, Jennifer
Lee, Nancy
Lee, Seung Wan
Lee, Suki
Lee, Sky
Lee, Y.S.
Leitao, Lino
Leung, Carrianne
Li, Kwai-yun
Li, Yan
Li, Wei
Lim, Elisha
Lim, Thea
Lin, Julia
Liu, Iris
Lopes, Damian
Lor, Prathna
Ltaif, Nadine
Ly Thanh, Kim Thúy SEE Thúy, Kim

M

MacDonald, Ann-Marie
Maclear, Kyo
Madhavan-Reese, Sneha
Maghanoy, Jason
Mah, Melanie
Majumdar, Anita
Mahadevan, Anand
Maharaj, Rabindranath
Mak, Derwin
Malik, Tariq
Malla, Pasha
Mandanna, Sarita
Mandelman, Avner
Mann, Serena
Mara, Rachna (pseudonym) SEE Gilmore, Rachna
Marjara, Eisha
Martinez, Victoria
Mathur, Ashok
Mathur, Omesh
Mathura, Wayne
Matsunaga-Turnbull, Jared
Mehta, Lila
Mehta, Shaun
Meldrum, Yukari
Mendis, Tyrrell
Menon, Radha S.
Merchant, Ameen
Miki, Roy
Misri, Angela
Mistry, Rohinton
Miyagawa, Mitch
Moritsugu, Kim
Mook-Sang, Jennifer
Mootoo, Shani
Mouawad, Wajdi
Mukherjee, Sam
Mukherjee, Bharati
Murakami, Sachiko
Mustafa, Sophia

N

Nadda, Ruba
Naidu, Janet Almelu
Nakamura, Raymond
Namir, Hasan
Namjoshi, Suniti
Nanayakkara, Tara
Nanji, Shenaaz
Naraghi, Akhtar
Narsimhan, Mahtab
Nasrallah, Dimitri
Nasrallah, Emily
Nawaz, Saleema
Ng-Chan, Taien
Nguyen, Hoa
Nimeh-Mailloux, Rosine

O

Ohi, Ruth
Oiye, David
O’Malley, Bryan Lee
Ondaatje, Griffin
Ondaatje, Michael
Ouchi, Mieko

P

Pabla, Rajvinder
Padmanab, S.
Pal, Rajinderpal S.
Pan, Yun-Chong
Parameswaran, Uma SEE Uma Parameswaran
Park, Christina
Pawagi, Manjusha
Pe-Lien SEE Warrington-Kearsley, Betty
Pejvack, Nasreen
Peng, Jia-lin
Peerbaye, Soraya
Persaud, Sasenarine
Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi
Pokharel, Sharmila
Poon, Janice
Prior, Michael

Q

Quan, Andy
Quan, Betty
Quan, Elizabeth
Quan, Elyne
Quon, Anna L.
Qureshi, Mobashar

R

Rabbani, Waheed
Rafiq, Fauzia
Rajan, Balachandra
Ramnanan, Sabrina
Ramoowalia, Iqbal
Rashid, Ian Iqbal
Ravel, Edeet
Reddy, Pratap
Reeve, Winnifred Eaton Babcock SEE Eaton, Winnifred
Rezaee, Sahar
Riddick, Thuong Vuong SEE Vuong-Riddick, Thuong
Rivera, Patria
Rode, Ajmer
Rodriguez, Nice
Roy, Anusree
Roy, Zoë S.
Ruprai, Sharanpal

S

Sadiq, Nazneen
Safdie, Oren
Saidullah, Ahmad
Saikaley, Sonia
Sakamoto, Kerri
Saklikar, Renée Sarojini
Salah, Trish
Samuel, Julian
Santos, Greg
Selvadurai, Shyam
Selvon, Samuel
Sethi, Bal
Sheikh, Nazneen Anwar SEE Sadiq, Nazneen
Shidmehr, Nilofar
Shikatani, Gerry
Shimazaki, Aki
Shin, Ann
Shiomi, R.A.
Shlah, Zaid
Shraya, Vivek
Sidhu, Raminder
Simpson, Jon Chan
Singh, Hardev
Singh, Jagdish R.
Singh, Jaspreet
Singh, Nirmala
Singh, Rina
Singh, Surjeet Kalsey SEE Kalsey, Surjeet Singh
Sinha, Pamela Mala
Sled, Evangeline T.
Soo, Kean
Souaid, Carolyn Marie
Sugunasiri, Suwanda
Sui Sin Far
Sully (psuedonym) SEE Tjia, Sherwin
Sunga, Paul
Surani, Moez
Syjuco, Miguel
Sze, Elsie
Sze, Gillian

T

Tagore, Proma
Tam, Kenneth
Tamaki, Jillian
Tamaki, Mariko
Tamayose, Darcy
Tanaka, Shelley
Ternar, Yeshim
Thammavongsa, Souvankham
Thanh, Yasuko
Thien, Madeleine
Thien, Pham Truong
Thúy, Kim
Tilly, Meg
Tjia, Sherwin
Tsabari, Ayelet
Tsang, Phoebe
Tsiang, Sarah (Yi-Mei)
Tso, Diana

U

Uegaki, Chieri
Uma Parameswaran
Umezawa, Rui
Uppal, Priscila

V

Valiani, Salimah
Varma, Rahul
Vassanji, M. G.
Villasin, Nadine
Viswanathan, Padma
Vu, Caroline
Vuong-Riddick, Thuong
Vyas, Mridula Mitra

W

Wah, Fred
Wan, Cheng
Wan, Michelle
Wang, Jack
Wang, Holman
Wang, Phoebe
Wang, Ruowen
Warriar, Nalini
Warrington-Kearsley, Betty
Watada, Terry
Watanna, Onoto (pseudonym) SEE Eaton, Winnifred
Weerasinghe, Asoka
Witterick, J. L.
Wong, Kevin
Wong, Rita
Wong, S.G.
Wong, Y. J.
Wong-Chu, Jim
Woo, Alan
Woo, Elaine
Woo, Terry
Woon, Yuen-Fong

X, Y & Z

Xiong, Gu
Yalda, Lourin
Yalfani, Mehri
Yao, Yaya
Yazdanian, Showey
Ye, Ting-xing
Yee, David
Yee, Paul
Yin, Anna
Yip, Yuen Chung
Yiwei, Xue
Yoon, Jean
Youssef, Marcus

Zan, Bänoo
Zhang, Ling