Shauna Singh Baldwin

SHAUNA SINGH BALDWIN'S first novel What the Body Remember, the story of two women in a polygamous marriage in occupied India, received the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean). English lessons and Other Stories received the Friends of American Writers prize. Her second novel, The Tiger Claw (Knopf Canada, 2004; Vintage Canada, 2005), inspired by the life of Noor Inayat Khan (codename: Madeleine), is the story of a Sufi Muslim secret agent who searches for her beloved through occupied France. It was a finalist for the Giller Prize. Other awards include the 1995 Writer's Union of Canada Award for short prose and the 1997 Canadian Literary Award. She is currently working on a second collection of short stories and a novel. More info can be found at

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