Media

Toronto Star

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An immigrant security guard's triumphant homecoming

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By Nicholas Keung

Mayank Bhatt returned to the warm embrace of residents of a Forest Hill condo where he once worked as a security guard. But this time he was there to do a reading from his newly published novel.


https://www.thestar.com/news/immigration/2016/11/21/an-immigrant-security-guards-triumphant-homecoming.html



November 21, 2016
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CBC

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CBC Radio's The Next Chapter
with Shelagh Rogers  
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In Mayank Bhatt’s debut novel Belief, an upright and modest Muslim family discovers that their son is involved in a plan to bomb public places in Toronto. 


http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter/madeline-ashby-glenn-dixon-and-mayank-bhatt-1.3998106/mayank-bhatt-on-writing-a-novel-about-terrorism-and-family-trauma-1.3998119 


February 27, 2017
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Canadian Immigrant

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From inspiration to publication: immigrant authors talk about writing and publishing fiction in Canada
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By Victoria Barclay

Released in September 2016, his novel, Belief, is about the immigrant family of a young Muslim man attracted to fundamentalist ideas. However, Bhatt emphasizes his novel is “not just about terrorism. It is about a family and the immigration experience and how the family copes with a system unwilling to accept them.”

http://canadianimmigrant.ca/community/from-inspiration-to-publication-immigrant-authors-talk-about-writing-and-publishing-fiction-in-canada

November 24, 2016
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Mississauga News & Brampton Guardian

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Novel about family affected by terrorism plot set in Peel
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By Jason Spencer


Mayank Bhatt's debut novel, "Belief," takes the classic immigration story into fresh territory by delving into a current issue: radicalization. 


http://www.mississauga.com/whatson-story/7023702-novel-about-family-affected-by-terrorism-plot-set-in-peel/

December 16, 2016

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Open Book - Toronto

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Interview with Grace O'Connell

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It's nearly time to gather at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and celebrate Canada's amazing writing culture! The Word on the Street.  We've had the chance to talk to several of the festival authors, and today we speak with Mayank Bhatt, author of Belief  (Mawenzi House), a complex and timely family story.

http://open-book.ca/News/The-Word-On-The-Street-Interview-Series-Mayank-Bhatt

September 20, 2016
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International Festival of Authors

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5 Questions with Mayank Bhatt
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Mayank Bhatt discusses how his novel, Belief, is very relevant today on the topic of immigration and settlement in Canada in our Five Questions series. He also talks about the standout moments in publishing his  debut novel and what he’s reading.

http://ifoa.org/2018/blog/5-questions-with-mayank-bhatt


February 23, 2018

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Candid Talk with Tahir Gora on TAG TV Canada - December 2016

Belief - launch and discussion on TAG TV Canada - November 21, 2016

Video

Short interview on Canadian Art Channel