Thursday, 16 April 2009

Punjabi tomatoes

The Punjabi translation of Jaspreet Singh's Seventeen Tomatoes: Tales from Kashmir (Halkaa Dard) is now available from New Delhi's Hemkunt Press. Published in Véhicule's Esplanade fiction series in 2004, it garnered the QWF's McAuslan First Book Award. The Calgary Herald called it "an elegant collection that captures the two sides of Kashmir brilliantly."

Singh's novel, Chef, published last year, was a finalist for the 2009 Commonwealth Prize (Canada and Caribbean region) and is in the running for the 2009 Alberta Book Award and the 2009 Calgary W.O Mitchell Book Prize.

1 comment:

satwinder said...

Congratulations Jaspreet on the translated version, your audience is most appreciative of this. We will certainly add it to our library. Punjabi language books are much needed for our Diasporas in all the countries abroad. Thankyou for doing this.

Satwinder Bains
Abbotsford, BC