Ava Homa appointed Lecturer-in-residence at George Brown

Kurdish Iranian author Ava Homa has been appointed this year’s PEN Lecturer-in-Residence in the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies at George Brown College, according to a media release.

In 2010 Tsar Publications published her debut collection of short stories, Echoes from the Other Land, which was chosen as a finalist in the People’s Choice awards for the 2011 Canada Reads competition.
Homa has been a member of PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile network since 2011.

PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile program helps authors and journalists who have been censored in their country of origin to establish themselves in Canada. George Brown College has partnered with PEN Canada’s Writers in Exile since 2004.

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