Farzana Doctor

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Farzana Doctor
Dayne Ogilvie Prize winners Farzana Doctor, Amber Dawn, Debra Anderson.jpg
Farzana Doctor (l) with fellow Dayne Ogilvie Prize winners Amber Dawn and Debra Anderson.
Born Zambia
Occupation Writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works Six Metres of Pavement
Notable awards 2011 Dayne Ogilvie Prize
2012 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction

Farzana Doctor is a Canadian novelist and social worker. She has published two novels to date, and won the 2011 Dayne Ogilvie Grant from the Writers' Trust of Canada for an emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writer.[1] Her second novel, Six Metres of Pavement, was also a nominee for the 2012 Lambda Literary Awards in the category of Lesbian Fiction,[2] and was announced as the winner of the award on June 4, 2012.[3]

Born in Zambia to Muslim expatriate parents from India, her family immigrated to Canada in the early 1970s.

In addition to her writing career, Doctor works as a psychotherapist, coordinates a regular reading series in Toronto's Brockton Village neighbourhood,[4] and coproduced Rewriting The Script: A Loveletter to Our Families, a documentary film about the family relationships of LGBT people in Toronto's South Asian immigrant communities.[5]


  • Stealing Nasreen (2007)
  • Six Metres of Pavement (Dundurn Press, 2011)


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