Vancouver poet Renee Saklikar is a lawyer who did advocacy work for families of the Air India tragedy, then later turned to writing to express the stories of those involved in the event. Her book, children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections, is also a personal story for Renee who lost her aunt and uncle in the bombing. She has done extensive research into the tragedy and written stories and poems of the lives, both actual and imagined, of its victims. This year, it has been 30 years since this terrible episode in our history and we are pleased to host Renee and to mark this anniversary .
Have a look at the Globe & Mail book review here and recent blog in the Vancouver Sun.