Writer-in-residence - Fall 2013. From September to December, Robin was again a writer-in-residence in Trinidad.

17th Saskatchewan Festival of Words – July 18 – 21, 2013. Robin was part of the 2013 festival.

Profile on – July 9. Read “Author Rabindranath Maharaj pulls from his Indian and Trinidadian roots in his writing” by Monika Moravan.

Northwords ScreeningJuly 9, the documentary “Northwords”, of which Robin was a part, was screened in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on April 28, and airs again tomorrow, Wednesday, July 10 on the CBC Docs channel at  6 pm ET.

Panel Discussion – April 25, at North York Central Library: “Abiding Obsessions, Recurring Robin Maharaj with Chris Alexander Diamond Jubilee celebrationThemes“, with Alissa York, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Robin, and Nino Ricci.

Reading, University of West Indies – March 22, Robin read from The Amazing Absorbing Boy at UWI’s Campus Literature Week Gala Reading and Closing Ceremony, at the Learning Resource Centre, St Augustine.

Writer-In-Residence - February to April, 2013. Robin was Writer-in-Residence at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine campus, Trinidad.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal - January 23, 2013. Robin was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a reception at Heritage House in Ajax (pictured at right with MP Chris Alexander). Read the Diamond Jubilee Spotlight about Robin here.

Interview - December 11, 2012. Read Victoria Hetherington’s interview “Newcomer Success Stories: Interview with Rabindranath Maharaj” on Orange Blog.

Lifetime Literary Award – Robin received a Lifetime Literary Award as part of the commemoration of Trinidad’s 50th independence anniversary. Administered by NALIS (Trindad and Tobago’s National Library and Information System Authority), the award ceremony took place November 15, 2012.

CBC Canada Reads - October 24, 2012. The Amazing Absorbing Boy named one of “The Top 10s” on CBC Canada Reads.

Northwords - October 25, 2012, aired on CBC.

Northwords anthology of stories - available as an e-book from House of Anansi Press. Click here to learn more/purchase. Each story also sold separately as an epub file. Find Robin’s story “Samuel’s New Voyage” here.

CBC Books - October 18. Read (or listen to) “Rabindranath Maharaj reflects on how his visit to the Torngats affected his writing“.

Reading - October 1, Rowers Pub Reading Series in Toronto. Robin joined Dani Couture, Sky Gilbert and Steve Noyes.

Interview - September 29, at the Toronto Reference Library Elizabeth Beeton Auditorium. Robin discussed the writer’s life and his books.

Toronto Screening of Northwords - October 11, PLANET IN FOCUS FILM FESTIVAL, TIFF Bell Lightbox – Toronto, ON. After the screening, hosted by Shelagh Rogers, Robin joins Alissa York for readings from work inspired by their trip. More info here.

Screenings of Northwords - Visit for more. View trailer on Media page.

Award - May 25, in Trinidad, Robin received the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Indian Arrival Day Award for his work.

Teaching in May, 2012 - at UofT’s School of Continuing Studies.

Winnipeg Visit - May 23, at McNallyRobinson books.

“An Amazing Boy from Tableland” – May 8, an article in the Trinidad & Tobago Guardian. Read it here.

Interview – Read “One on One with Rabindranath Maharaj at 2012 Bocas Lit Festival in Trinidad.

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