Category Archives: South Asian

Introducing Metonymy Press and a Special Open Call for Submissions of Queer, Feminist, and Social Justice Writing

This is a special post where I introduce you to a newish Canadian press and get you writers out there excited about a special open call for submissions! Metonymy is a Montreal-based press that publishes literary fiction and nonfiction by … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Canadian, Fiction, Montreal, Non-Fiction, Queer, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Four Cozy Queer Canadian Comfort Reads

I don’t know about you, but these days I’m in need of some serious self-care, which for me and I’m sure many of you, means reading comfort books. You know, fluffy books, books that you make you feel like you’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, comics, Emma Donoghue, femme, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, Queer, Romance, Rural, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Masculine, Vancouver | 1 Comment

Nine Muslim Canadian Writers You Should Read

Nine Muslim Canadian writers whose work you should support after contacting your MPs about the Islamophobic shooting in Quebec. Featuring books for kids and teens, memoirs, mysteries, poetry, and literary fiction! Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, disability, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, memoir, mystery, Queer, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know

I’m gonna get right to the list in a second here, but I just want to tell you all how excited I am that all these writers are out there creating their amazing art and that publishers like Topside Press, … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Fiction, Indigenous, Poetry, Short Stories, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

“what if there is no right way to be brown / besides the brown you are”: A Review of Vivek Shraya’s Even This Page is White

When one of my fellow Book Riot writers was asking for contributions to a post about this year’s best under-the-radar books, Vivek Shraya’s debut poetry collection Even This Page is White was the first book to come to mind. Of … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Poetry, Queer, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Transgender | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

A Special Lesbrarian Request: Canadian YA with Gay Boys

Welcome to a special gay boy version of my queer book advice column! In case you haven’t noticed, Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian has officially found a new home at Autostraddle, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about. My first … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, ask your friendly neighbourhood lesbrarian, Gay, Kristyn Dunnion, South Asian, Young Adult | 5 Comments

“Unspoken, the questions were like childhood garments stored carefully for decades within a satin-lined trunk”: A Review of ALL INCLUSIVE by Farzana Doctor

Toronto-based, Lambda-award-winning novelist Farzana Doctor’s latest book All Inclusive is nothing short of extraordinary. As always with Doctor’s novels (this is her third), there’s her trademark sharp insight into the human psyche and this gentle, calming, empathetic lens as she … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Queer, South Asian | Tagged , , | 17 Comments