Devyani Saltzman

Devyani Saltzman was born in Toronto, Canada. She received a degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University, specializing in Sociology and Anthropology. She works as a freelance writer and was the Founding Curator, Literary Programming, at Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity. Shooting Water (Publishers Weekly, Library Journal starred reviews) was called ‘A poignant memoir’ by The New York Times and is her first book.

As a freelance writer she’s written for publications from The Globe and Mail, The National Post and The Atlantic to Marie Claire, Room Magazine and Tehelka, India’s weekly of arts and investigative journalism. She sits on the advisory committees for Project Bookmark Canada and The Toronto Museum Project and has been a juror for the National Magazine Awards, Canada Council for the Arts and The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Author photo by Pia Leichter

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Shooting Water (Key Porter, Can, 2005, Penguin, India, 2006, Newmarket Press, US, 2006, Key Porter, paperback Oct 2007)

Agent: Samantha Haywood