Jaspreet Singh



Jaspreet Singh (born 1969) is a Canadian writer.He grew up in India and moved to Canada in 1990. He is a former research scientist with a PhD in chemical engineering from McGill University. From August 2006 until June 2007, Singh was a resident in the Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Program at the University of Calgary.Singh is the author of the novel Chef (2008 Press/2010 Bloomsbury), and Seventeen Tomatoes: Tales from Kashmir, a collection of linked stories. Both books deal with the damaged landscapes of Kashmir, especially Siachen Glacier. His play, Speak, Oppenheimer, written for Montreals Infinite Theatre, involves three physicists, including J. Robert Oppenheimer. He contributed an essay to the anthology AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India (2008). His second novel, Helium, was published in 2013. It tells the story of a young chemistry student whose mentor was murdered in the course of the anti-Sikh riots in 1984.

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