Vivek Shraya

“Queerness is associated with freedom from boundaries.”

  • Name: Vivek Shraya
  • Born: February 15, 1981
  • From: Born in Edmonton, Canada.
  • Pronouns: She/her
  • Contribution/Impact: She has contributed to LGBTQ+ literature.
  • Occupation: Writer,
  • Known For: How to Fail as a Popstar (Book), “I Won’t Envy 2.0″ (Music), Reviving The Roost (Film)
  • Awards: She of the Mountains was nominated for the 2015 Lambda Literary Award, Awarded the Honour of Distinction at the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Awards.
  • Interesting Fact: Shraya founded her own publishing company, VS Books, which is aimed for new writers of color.

Vivek Shraya goes by she/her pronouns. She has written 11 books and her latest book is titled, How to Fail as a Popstar, published in 2021. She has an exhibition for her latest work, Trauma Clown in Vancouver, BC. Shraya currently lives in Calgary and works as an assistant professor in the creative writing program at University of Calgary.


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