Farzana Doctor wins the 2023 Freedom to Read Award - Freehand Books

Farzana Doctor wins the 2023 Freedom to Read Award

A huge congratulations to Farzana Doctor, author of You Still Look the Same, for winning the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Freedom to Read Award, awarded to an author each year whose work is passionately supportive of access to books and the freedom to read.

“Farzana Doctor is the author of four novels and a recent collection of poetry. For many years, she curated the Brockton Reading Series in her west Toronto neighbourhood. A long-time volunteer with The Writers’ Union of Canada, Doctor also volunteers with WeSpeakOut, a global group that is working to ban female genital cutting in her Dawoodi Bohra community. She co-founded the End FGM Canada Network. Doctor is also a professional psychotherapist.

Doctor was nominated for the Freedom to Read Award by Canadian journalist and filmmaker, Giselle Portenier, who focused on Doctor’s writing about subjects shrouded in silence and taboo.”

Link to the full press release here.

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