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Novel inspired by aftermath of Air India crash

Award-winning author Padma Viswanathan will be in Surrey March 29. - Submitted
Award-winning author Padma Viswanathan will be in Surrey March 29.
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Fiction writer, playwright and journalist Padma Viswanathan will be in Surrey this weekend signing copies of her new book, The Ever After of Ashwin Rao.

The story is set in post-9/11 Canada, where families of the victims of the 1985 Air India Bombing are forced to confront their grief almost 20 years later at the trial.

Viswanatha, from Edmonton, had her first book, The Toss of a Lemon, shortlisted for the

Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book Award and the PEN USA Fiction Award, and published to international acclaim.

Her awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and support from the Canada Council, as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony, the Banff Centre and the Sacatar Foundation.

Viswanathan will be signing books at 2 p.m. on March 29 at Black Bond Books at Central City Shopping Centre, 10153 King George Blvd.

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