Saleema Nawaz's first novel, Bone and Bread, won the Quebec Writers' Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was a national bestseller and a finalist for the 2016 Canada Reads competition. She is also the author of the short story collection Mother Superior, and a winner of the Writers' Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.

She writes a regular column for the Montreal Gazette and can also be found on Twitter. 

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, she currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.


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