Derek Mascarenhas is a graduate of the University of Toronto SCS Creative Writing Program, a finalist and runner up for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, and a nominee for the Marina Nemat Award. He has works published in places such as The Dalhousie Review, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Cosmonauts Avenue, Joyland, and The Antigonish Review. His linked short story collection, Coconut Dreams, was called a “stunning debut” in Quill and Quire‘s starred review and The Globe and Mail named it one of the best reads from Canadian small presses. Derek currently lives in Toronto and is working on a speculative novel, and a picture book about chapatis.
Derek is a 2013 long form mentee and worked with Cynthia Holz.