Anita Rau Badami (2509 words)


Anita Rau Badami’s career as a novelist is full of impressive successes. She was the first woman of South Asian origin in Canada to sign a contract with a global publisher, the Penguin Group, and later with Random House, and thus achieve global distribution. Her four novels to this date are Tamarind Mem (1996), The Hero’s Walk (2000), Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? (2006), and Tell It to the Trees (2011), which have brought her many literary prizes and recognitions, including the prestigious Marian Engel Award, given by the Writers” Trust of Canada to a Canadian woman author in mid-career. Her transnational affiliations to both India and Canada are explored in her four novels, with nomadic characters t…

Citation: Martín-Lucas, Belén. "Anita Rau Badami". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 April 2012 [, accessed 19 September 2020.]

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