Jaspreet Singh

Jaspreet Singh will be in residence at the HWK from September 2017 through May 2018
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Jaspreet Singh is a novelist, essayist, short story writer and a former research scientist. He was born in India and moved to Canada in 1990. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from McGill University. His debut collection of linked short stories, Seventeen Tomatoes, received the Quebec First Book Prize. His novel Chef (about the damaged landscapes of Kashmir) was a finalist for a Commonwealth prize and won Canada's George Bugnet award for fiction. Helium, his critically acclaimed second novel was a 2013 Observer Best Book of the Year in the UK. The Globe and Mail called it a “tour de force” and the Financial Times described it as a “powerful meditation on historical forgetting.” Jaspreet’s work has been translated into several languages. He lives near Banff.