Our Familiar Hunger wins BC Book Prize
It’s been more than a month and I haven’t updated yet, partly because I’m still a bit floored. Our Familiar Hunger went ahead and won the Dorothy Livesay Award. It was an incredible honour to be nominated alongside books by Eve Joseph, Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Fred Wah and Rita Wong, and Onjana Yawnghwe, which made it all the more a surprise when Our Familiar Hunger won. It was an absolute gift to be able to thank some of those who helped the book come to be. I ended in thanking my Baba, whose strength, resiliency, and humour were an inspiration for the book (& for how to live in the world, really). She loved polka dots, so it’s fitting I wore this dress. I continue to feel thrilled and humbled by it all.