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13 ways of looking at a fat girl

Mona Awad (author)

13 ways of looking at a fat girl

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Title
13 ways of looking at a fat girl
Author
Mona Awad
Language
English
Parallel title
Thirteen ways of looking at a fat girl
Publisher
London: Penguin Books, © 2016
214 p.
ISBN
9780143128489 (paperback)

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About Mona Awad

Mona Awad is a Canadian novelist and short-story writer. Her debut book, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, a novel (structured using linked short stories) about a woman's lifelong struggle with body image issues, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2016. She was inspired to write the book because of her own experiences growing up and struggling with her own body image. In the Los Angeles Times, Awad has been quoted as saying, she "made [music] playlists for every chapter" in 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl because it helped her "immerse" herself in the story, helping her to better "access it."

Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she spent her teen years in Mississauga, Ontario, then studied English literature at York University and went on to earn a masters in English at the University of Edinburgh, an MFA at Brown University, and a PhD at the University of Denver. Her short fiction and non-f…Read more on Wikipedia