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Andrea Gunraj

Andrea Gunraj is author of The Sudden Disappearance of Seetha, a novel about rival siblings and the strange powers that divide and pull them together (2009, Knopf Canada). She is also a contributing essayist to a new collection entitled Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity (2016, Coach House Books). Andrea loves stories about racialized people and families, particularly Caribbean people and families. She lives in Toronto and, beyond writing, she’s passionate about communications, public education, and accessible technology for social change.

Andrea is working on a new novel about a girl’s struggle with her sister and unusual friendship with a woman who was once an orphan. It is partially inspired by real-life experiences of a former resident of the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children. She is represented by Transatlantic Agency.

Learn more about Andrea’s writing projects.