2013 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers Honour of Distinction


Anand Mahadevan

Jury Citation

Anand Mahadevan’s novel, The Strike, is a vividly rendered account of a boy’s growing awareness of his own sexuality, the political world outside the harbour of his family and the sad truth that his actions have consequences. In sturdy, nuanced prose, Mahadevan impels us through the story, plumbing themes of innocence and culpability, accident and responsibility, the private and the public.

About the Author

Anand Mahadevan is a Toronto-based writer with a Master’s degree in neuromodulation. Anand’s short stories have been anthologized, and he writes articles for The Globe and Mail and reviews books for The Tottenville Review. Anand has received grants from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and was recently a Fulbright Fellow at Boston University’s acclaimed Creative Writing program. He has completed a manuscript for a second novel and is at work on a third.



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