Shekhar Paleja graduated from the University of Calgary with his BFA in Theatre, and has many film and theatre credits to his name. He has also published two children's books, Native Americans: A Visual Exploration and Power Up!. An Extraordinary Destiny is his debut novel.
An Extraordinary Destiny . . . by Shekhar Paleja establishes him as an author to look up to. His writing is authentic, his voice is strong and complex, and his characters are living beings worthy of following . . . a well-researched, entertaining and an eye-opening narration of a coming of age story that can help you relate to a culture you'd otherwise never experience. --Ahmad Danny Ramadan, author of The Clothesline Swing (08/07/2017) Epic . . . Shekhar Paleja's debut marks the arrival of a stunning new writer . . . The comparisons to the work of award-winning Indian-American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri are going to be inevitable and fast coming. --Minelle Mahtani, Sense of Place on Roundhouse Radio (04/13/2017)