Such an honor to see so many publications share this wonderful review!
CBC included Coconut Dreams in “9 Canadian short story collections to read during Short Story Month.” Check out all of the great books included below:
Find out what I'm allergic to, why I started growing a beard, and other little-known facts in the Dirty Dozen challenge. Thanks so much to Open Book for featuring me, and such high praise:
"Mascarenhas' voice is an exciting addition to CanLit as he moves effortlessly from ghost stories to suburban parking lots, and from complex questions of identity to loving depictions of family ties."
Never would I have expected Coconut Dreams to be featured in the largest English newspaper in Goa, The Navhind Times, and hear that relatives and family friends in the village were reading about it.
Thanks so much to @chris_inwonderland!! 🥥🌴
Read the full story here:
(One small note lost in translation - I'm not an immigrant myself - my parents are, and I was born in Canada)
Thanks so much to Jessica Rose for the wonderful interview in Hamilton Magazine. (Photo also by Jessica)
I’m very grateful to have participated in Diaspora Dialogue's long-form mentorship program, working with Cynthia Holz on my collection, Coconut Dreams.
I was recently interviewed by Rebecca Fisseha from Diaspora Dialogues on the process and my writing, which can be found here.
Thanks to the Dalhousie Review for publishing my story Fallen Leaves in the Autumn 2013 issue.
This is my first piece of writing actually in the Bookstore!
Thrilled that my first publication is in The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies chapbook Three. My story, So Far Away was the runner up in the School’s Student Award in Writing.