Derek Mascarenhas

Derek Mascarenhas

Ontario

Derek Mascarenhas is a graduate of University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, a finalist for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, and a nominee for the Marina Nemat Award. Mascarenhas is one of four children born to parents who emigrated from Goa, India, and settled in Burlington, Ontario. A backpacker who has traveled across six continents, Mascarenhas lives in Toronto. Coconut Dreams is his first book.

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