Derek Mascarenhas is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program, a finalist for the Penguin Random House of Canada Student Award for Fiction, and a nominee for the Marina Nemat Award. His fiction has been published in places such as Joyland, The Dalhousie Review, Switchback, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Cosmonauts Avenue, and The Antigonish Review. Derek is one of four children born to parents who emigrated from Goa, India, and settled in Burlington, Ontario. A backpacker who has traveled across six continents, Derek currently resides in Toronto. Coconut Dreams is his first book.

Events Derek Mascarenhas was involved in

  • Spring Debut: Fragmented Narratives

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 7:30 PM

    This spring, celebrate the budding voices of three Canadian debut authors: Tea Mutonji (Shut Up You’re Pretty), Derek Mascarenhas (Coconut Dreams) and Bindu Suresh (26 Knots).

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