Authors

A number of established and emerging authors and academics will be attending LiterASIAN 2020. An eclectic blend of emerging and established writers, each individual brings their own style and voice to speak to the theme of Quiet No More: A Festival Against Racism and Hate.

Iron Dog Books is the official offsite bookseller for LiterASIAN 2020. 

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Iron Dog Books is an Indigenous-owned bookshop and booktruck dedicated to bringing low cost reading to Tsleil-Waututh, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Musqueam territories (metro Vancouver).

2671 East Hastings St. Vancouver BC  V5K 1Z5

Web: irondogbooks.com

Phone: 604.215.8807
Email: requests@ irondogbooks.com.

Nathalie De Los Santos

Nathalie De Los Santos is a digital designer, videographer and photographer in Vancouver, BC. She was born and raised in Vancouver. She studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and graduated in 2011. She is also the business owner of Nata de Coco Photography. She has written feminist video game articles for the… Continue reading Nathalie De Los Santos

Fiona Tinwei Lam

Fiona Tinwei Lam is an author, poet, and editor. She was born in Scotland and emigrated to Canada at a young age with her family. She is the author of Intimate Distances, Enter the Chrysanthemum, and a poetry collection, Odes & Laments. She also authored the illustrated children’s book, The Rainbow Rocket. She is a… Continue reading Fiona Tinwei Lam

Kawika Guillermo

Kawika Guillermo writes stories of travel, speculation, memoir, and whatever else he can sneak into “The Literary.” His work has appeared in journals like The Cimarron Review, Feminist Studies, Drunken Boat, Tayo, and The Hawai’i Pacific Review, as well as in anthologies such as Amok: Asia Pacific Speculative Fiction and Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond. He writes blogs for Anomaly (formerly Drunken Boat) and decomP Magazine, where… Continue reading Kawika Guillermo

Carlo Javier

Carlo Javier is a writer based in Coquitlam, Canada. His work has appeared in the Capilano Courier, Vancouver Magazine, Western Living Magazine, and Philippine Canadian News. His first short story, “Janitors”, was published in 2019 as part of Immersion: An Asian Anthology of Love, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction. He is a graduate of Capilano University’s School of Communications, as well as… Continue reading Carlo Javier

Anosh Irani

Anosh Irani was born and brought up in Bombay and moved to Vancouver in 1998. He has published four critically acclaimed novels: The Cripple and His Talismans, a national bestseller; The Song of Kahunsha, which was an international bestseller and a finalist for CBC Radio’s Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize; Dahanu Road which was nominated for the Man… Continue reading Anosh Irani

Kevin Kapenda

Kevin Kapenda is a multidisciplinary urbanist interested in planning for diverse and immigrant populations, housing policy, local economic development, parks and recreation planning. He earned a Master of Science in Urban Planning, Specializing in Parks & Recreation, Planning in Diverse Communities, Social Policy from the University of Toronto (2019), as well as a Bachelor of… Continue reading Kevin Kapenda

Rachel D’Sa

Rachel D’Sa is a Burnaby-based writer and musician. Her writing explores adulthood through reflections on her childhood as well as the bi-racial lens. With a background in journalism, her work can be seen in the Capilano Courier and on Vancouver International Film Festival’s website. Rachel is a recent graduate from Capilano University’s School of Communication… Continue reading Rachel D’Sa