Devyani Saltzman is a Canadian author, curator and journalist. She is the daughter of film directors Paul Saltzman and Deepa Mehta.

She is the writer of Shooting Water, a memoir, as well as articles for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Literary Review of Canada, the Atlantic, Tehelka, Marie Claire, Room literary journal and The Walrus Magazine. Her debut book Shooting Water (2005) was published in Canada, the US and India and received “starred reviews” in both Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal and was called ‘A poignant memoir’ by The New York Times.

Saltzman is the Founding Curator, Literary Programming, at Luminato, Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity and has been involved in a number of arts initiatives including Project Bookmark Canada, The Toronto Museum Project as well as being a juror for the National Magazine Awards, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. In 2014 she was appointed Director of Literary Arts at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Canada’s national arts hub, where she oversees year-round programming and public events.


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