SURI PARMAR is a Toronto-based writer, filmmaker, and self-described “creative carpet bomber” whose work has screened at film festivals around the world. In 2011, she was one of five writers from across Canada selected for the Canadian Film Centre’s prestigious screenwriting program. She is also an alumna of the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, the Writer’s Guild of Canada’s Diverse Screenwriters Program, and Reykjavík International Film Festival’s Transatlantic Talent Lab. Currently, she is the Dramatic Works editor of the literary arts journal The Stonecoast Review.
Although Suri writes in a variety of genres she prefers fantasy and includes Kelly Link, Angela Carter, and the Wachowskis among her influences. She aspires to evoke the same awe and wonder she herself experienced the first time she watched the film Akira.