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Sheila James

Sheila James was born in the United Kingdom to parents who were originally from India. She grew up in Nova Scotia and received a Diploma of Jazz Studies from St. Francis Xavier University. At York University in Toronto, James earned a BA(Hon.) in Music. She is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Theatre program at the University of British Columbia. In addition to publishing poetry and short fiction, James has experience in various aspects of theatre and is also a videographer. James lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

Fiction (Short Stories)

In the Wake of Loss

Vancourver, B.C.: Ronsdale Press, 2009.
PS8619 .A655 I6 2009

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

This debut collection of short stories focuses on the conflicts and challenges experienced by diasporic South Asian characters who struggle to face truths about intimate relationships, often confronted by violence and always negotiating between the banal and the extraordinary events that shape their lives.


A Canadian Monsoon

Toronto: Playwrights Union of Canada, 1999.


Publisher Ronsdale Press

Sheila James biographical page from V Tape: The Source for Video and New Media