How To Fail as a Popstar

March 1, 2021

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How To Fail as a Popstar by Vivek Shraya is officially out today!

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The book is Vivek Shraya's debut play! Shraya now as written books of poetry, (She of the Mountains, even this page is white), a Novel (The Subtweet), a book of non-fiction (I'm Afraid of Men), a graphic novel (Death Threat, with illustrations by Ness Lee) fiction for young readers (God Loves Hair) and a picture book (The Boy & the Bindi). This is not to mention Vivek's other publishing work as well as myriad other projects! Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film!

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In addition to the text of the play, the book also features beautiful full colour pictures (by Dahlia Katz) from a February 2020 production of the show. 

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Copies are available here from our online store!

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 We ship Canada wide, deliver by bike in Tiohtiá:ke and offer pickup in store. 

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