Word on the Street, Toronto - (September 21, 2014) Diaspora Dialogues presents Andrew J. Borkowski (TBA Winner, 2012), Rabindrath Maharaj (TBA Winner 2011), Alissa York (TBA Shortlist, 2011) and Elizabeth Ruth (TBA Shortlist 2002), as they present readings from their works and take part in a moderated discussion about writing Toronto, 2:30 to 4 pm, Toronto Book Awards tent.

CBC ListingCBC: "100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian" – (June 30, 2014) The Amazing Absorbing Boy lands on CBC’s “100 novels that make you proud to be Canadian” list.

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

Fascinating People headereBook Feature – Robin was one of twelve “most interesting people” featured in the ebook Fascinating People of Durham Region 2013.

17th Saskatchewan Festival of Words - (July, 2013) Robin was part of the 2013 festival.

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

Northwords Screening – (July 9) The documentary “Northwords”, of which Robin was a part, was screened in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre on April 28 and aired again on July 10 on the CBC Docs channel.

Panel Discussion - (April 25) 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 - (March 22) Robin read from The Amazing Absorbing Boy at University of West Indie’s St. Augustine Campus Literature Week Gala Reading and Closing Ceremony.

Writer-In-Residence – (February to April, 2013) Robin was Writer-in-Residence at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus in 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 – (November 2012) 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 2012.


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