MAYANK BHATT immigrated to Toronto from Bombay (Mumbai) in July 2008 with his wife Mahrukh and son Che. His debut novel, Belief, was published in 2016 by Mawenzi House Publishers (Toronto). Mayank was selected for the Toronto-based Diaspora Dialogues’ mentoring program (for short fiction) in 2009, where MG Vassanji, the eminent Canadian novelist, was his mentor. His short stories have been published in TOK 5: Writing the New Toronto, Canadian Voices II and Indian Voices I, The Maple Tree Supplement and The Beacon (India). In Canada, Mayank has done two writing programs – journalism from Sheridan, and creative writing from Humber. From 2010 to 2014 he was a columnist for Canadian Immigrant magazine where he wrote about his everyday experiences as a newcomer to Canada. He blogs at