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Arjun Basu

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in Montreal, Canada
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March 2008


About this author

I write. I do other stuff. My first book, Squishy, was published in 2008 and my first novel, Waiting for the Man, will be published by ECW in the spring of 2014. I also write 140 character short stories on Twitter twitter.com/arjunbasu (@arjunbasu). You can also find a Writer page on Facebook. My website is www.arjunbasu.com.


Average rating: 3.85 · 34 ratings · 13 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Squishy
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
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Waiting for the Man
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Thin Air: Winnipeg International Writers Festival
Author appearance, September 22, 2014 04:44PM
Winnipeg, CA

http://www.thinairwinnipeg.ca/
Two readings in Winnipeg during Thin Air. Check website for deets.

Vancouver International Writers Festival
Author appearance, October 24, 2014 04:47PM
Vancouver, CA

http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/
On October 24th, I share the stage with Marthe Jocelyn and Kate Pullinger in an...more


Thursday (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: An excerpt of a short story from my upcoming collection, Squishy (DC Books)
Waiting for the Man (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 25, 2009 08:47AM
Description: An excerpt from my novel in progress (typos, editing problems and all!)
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description: On October 24th, I share the stage with Marthe Jocelyn and Kate Pullinger in an event hosted by Lee Henderson as we discuss "Tangled Webs"

On October 25th, I share the stage with Terry Fallis as we discuss (and probably joke about) "Ad Men"

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The End of Absence by Michael       Harris
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A great meditation on what we've lost with what we've gained. I was an early reader and I highly recommend that you unplug and give this a deep read.

And then you can plug in again.
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Five Billion Years of Solitude by Lee Billings
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Tropic of Chaos by Christian Parenti
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Meh.

A good premise (and one I believe - that looming/current environmental changes and stresses will lead to conflict) is hamstrung by too much fitting round pegs into square holes. When a book uses the word "neoliberal" in almost every sentence, wel...more
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Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence
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Countdown by Alan Weisman
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Weisman has gone from his grand thought experiment (The World Without Us) to something much more immediate: the future of the planet with billions of humans on it. Basically, this is a plea for family planning. For our own sake.

The mind blowing stat...more
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CBC Books: Basu, Arjun 1 4 May 16, 2011 05:51PM  
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message 2: by Arjun (last edited Feb 25, 2009 08:44AM)

Arjun Excerpt from novel in progress on Joyland: http://www.joyland.ca/stories/montrea...


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Karen Thanks for befriending me!

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K. Harrington


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