Priscila Uppal was born in Ottawa. One of three Canadian writers on the 2007 shortlist for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize, she is the author of five collections of poetry and the internationally acclaimed novel The Divine Economy of Salvation. Uppal completed her Ph.D in English Literature at York University in Toronto, where she is now a professor of Humanities and English. Her creative and academic interests frequently intersect, and she has published work that explores the tensions and dynamics between women, the nature of human violence, sexuality, and multicultural clashes, among other things. Her work has been translated into Croatian, Dutch, Greek, Korean, Italian, and Latvian and she has been named a “Canadian Writer to Watch” by the American Library Association.
Festivals: 2002, 2006 (fall), 2009 (Year Round)