Pasha Malla is considered to be one of CanLit’s young lions. He has written five books which have won many awards including the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Arthur Ellis Award for crime fiction, and several National Magazine Awards. His books have been shortlisted for the Amazon.ca Best First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Prize (Best First Book, Canada & Caribbean) and longlisted for the Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. He is the editor, with Stacey May Fowles, of the forthcoming Best Canadian Sports Writing, and writes for Newyorker.com, The Walrus and CBC Radio. His books column appears monthly in The Globe and Mail. Fugue States, a new novel, will be released in May 2017. Malla is currently the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library, has been listening to bands Fake Palms and Living Hour, and continues to make sports relatable — to even his least sporty readers.
Fugue States (McDermid) is the story of a young radio host, Ash, in the wake of his father’s death. Unable to bring himself to go to Kashmir, India, to discover more about his ancestral home, Ash’s pot-head friend Matt goes in his stead.