Rabindranath (Robin) Maharaj was the University of New Brunswick's 34th writer-in-residence for the 2016-2017 school year. Maharaj immigrated to Canada in the early 1990s, and completed his second M.A. at the University of New Brunswick in 1993. He has published five novels and three short story collections; his most recent book as of his appointment as writer-in-residence, called The Amazing Absorbing Boy, won the 2011 Toronto Book Award and the 2010 Trillium Fiction Prize. In 2013 Maharaj was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award for his excellence as a Canadian citizen and contribution to Canada.
While he was writer-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick, Robin Maharaj read at odd sundays at Molly's on October 30th, and he participated in a Qwerty Reads event at Wilsor's Room on November 17th.
Robin Maharaj was preceded as writer-in-residence by Naomi Lewis and succeeded by Kerry Lee Powell.
UA Case 191; Section 2; Rabindranath Maharaj
--~ Benjamin Dawson (talk) 09:15, 13 July 2017 (ADT)
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