Gurjinder Basran

British Columbia

Gurjinder Basran worked as a telecom manager before writing her award-winning debut novel, Everything Was Good-bye. She was named by the CBC as one of “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read” for her book which details the struggle of holding to Indian culture while trying to adapt to Canadian customs. Basran studied Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University and has been an instructor in their writer’s program. Her new novel, Someone You Love Is Gone, explores the elements that hold a family together and what can tear them apart.