Renée Sarojini Saklikar was born in India and moved with her family to Canada when she was a young child. Her family lived in many parts of Canada. Saklikar earned a B.A. in English literature and an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1990. In 2010 she graduated from Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.
Children of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits and Interjections
Gibsons, B.C.: Nightwood Editions, 2013.
9th floor PS8637 .A52 C45 2013
Children of Air India is a series of elegiac sequences exploring the nature of individual loss, situated within public trauma. This collections breaks new ground in its approach to the saga that is Canada/Air India, an event and its aftermath that is both over-reported and under-represented in our national psyche.
Awards and Honours
2014 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize (BC Book Prizes) (Finalist)