Taslim Burkowicz’s work is inspired both by her Indo-Canadian heritage and her global travels and experiences. She has published two previous novels, The Desirable Sister and Chocolate Cherry Chai, which was listed on CBC Books’ 2017 Fall Preview. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and education from Simon Fraser University. Taslim resides with her husband and three boys in Surrey, B.C., where she focuses on writing, running and dancing.
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