Shani Mootoo

Shani Mootoo

Born in Ireland and raised in Trinidad, Shani Mootoo is the award-winning author of Valmiki’s Daughter, He Drown She in the Sea (longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and Cerus Blooms at Night. Her latest novel, Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award. Mootoo divides her time between Grenada and Canada.