Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo writes fiction and poetry, and is a visual artist and video maker. Mootoo’s videography include, among others, The Wild Woman in the Woods, Her Sweetness Lingers, and English Lesson. Her novels include Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, shortlisted for the Lambda Award; Valmiki’s Daughter, long-listed for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Cereus Blooms at Night, shortlisted for the Giller Prize, and long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. She is the recipient of the K.M. Hunter Arts Award, 2017 Chalmers Fellowship Award, and the James Duggins Outstanding Midcareer Novelist Award. Her new novel, Polar Vortex, will be published by Book*hug Press in March 2020. She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

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Vol. 7, No. 1
Polar VortexBy Shani Mootoo
An excerpt from Polar Vortex by Shani Mootoo, forthcoming from Book*hug Press, March 3, 2020.