Saleema Nawaz

Author of Mother Superior

Saleema Nawaz’s fiction has appeared in journals including Prairie Fire, Grain, The New Quarterly, and PRISM International and she is an alumnus of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her novella “The White Dress” took second place in the Malahat Review’s novella contest and won the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Award for Best Creative Thesis at the University of Manitoba. Mother Superior was a finalist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation’s McAuslan First Book Prize, and one of the stories in the collection, “My Three Girls,” won the 2008 Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Saleema lives in Montreal.

Author photo by Claudio Calligaris