Our Guest Speaker for QUEUC 2018: Naben Ruthnum

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This year we are very excited to present our guest speaker, Naben Ruthnum. Naben Ruthnum is a Toronto-based literary journalist, critic, and novelist. His 2017 book Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race parallels the evolution of the incredibly varied dish the subcontinent is perhaps best known for with the narrow ways in which South Asian identity in the West is often received. Beyond his critical interest in theinteractions between history, colonialism, and emigré storytelling on the plate and on the page, Ruthnum also writes fiction, which has been published in magazines ranging from Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine to Granta. He is a winner of Canada’s Journey Prize for short fiction. His first thriller, Find You In The Dark, was published in North America by Atria / Simon and Schuster and in the UK by Text Publishing in 2018.

He will be speaking on Saturday, March 17, at 7pm in Bandeen. We invite everyone to attend his talk and a wine & cheese event following. 

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