Pasha Malla

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Pasha Malla
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Born Pasha Malla
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Occupation Writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 2000s-present
Notable works The Withdrawal Method, People Park

Pasha Malla is a Canadian author.

He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and raised in London, Ontario. He attended Concordia University in Montreal as a graduate student.[1]

His debut book, The Withdrawal Method, a collection of short stories, won the Trillium Book Award and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award,[1] as well as being shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize and longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.[2] One of his short stories, "Filmsong", won an Arthur Ellis Award[1] while another was published on Joyland: A hub for short fiction.

Later that year, Snare Books released All Our Grandfathers Are Ghosts, a collection of poetry. His first novel, People Park, was published in 2012.[3]

Malla is an infrequent contributor to The Walrus.


  • 2008: The Withdrawal Method, House of Anansi, ISBN 978-0-88784-215-3
  • 2008: All Our Grandfathers Are Ghosts, Snare Books, ISBN 978-0-9739438-8-7
  • 2012: People Park
  • 2015: Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion: The poetry of sportstalk, Featherproof Books ISBN 978-1-94388-803-0
  • 2018: Fugue States, Vintage Canada ISBN 978-0-34581-134-9