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Anand Mahadevan received an honour of distinction for the 2013 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers and served on as a prize juror this year. His debut novel, The Strike, was published in 2006. Anand lives in Toronto, where he teaches writing and science, and works on stories of individuals and families who venture beyond the familiar territory of their home into the world.

Award History

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.” -- 2013 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Jury (Amber Dawn, Anne Fleming, and Vivek Shraya)

Works recognized by WT

The Strike