Devyani Saltzman is a Canadian writer, curator and journalist with a deep interest in relevant multidisciplinary programming at the intersection between art, ideas and social justice. She is the author of Shooting Water (Publishers Weekly, Library Journal starred reviews, ‘A poignant memoir’ The New York Times) and is the 2014-18 Director of Literary Arts at the Banff Centre as well as the Founding Curator, Literary Programming, at Luminato, North America’s largest multi arts festival and Toronto’s Festival of Arts and Creativity. In 2018 she was appointed the Director of Public Programming at the AGO, working across all disciplines. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, The Atlantic and Tehelka, India’s weekly of arts and investigative journalism. She sits on the board of PEN Canada, the advisory committees for Project Bookmark Canada and the Humber Galleries and has been a juror for the National Magazine Awards, Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and The Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction. Saltzman has a degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Oxford University.
Devyani is a mentor for short form 2006.