Harpreet Sekha

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Harpreet Sekha is a Canadian writer who has written three anthologies of short-stories.[1] He won the runner-up Dhahan Prize in 2018 for his short-story collection Prism.[2]


Harpreet was born in village in Moga district, Punjab, India and moved to Canada in 1988 along with his family after abandoning his engineering in Punjab. He went to work many odd jobs such as picking fruits, driving taxis and working in factories. He also penned his experiences as a taxi driver in his memoir titled "Taxinama".[1] He received a diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is currently working as Computer Numerical Control Machinist.[2]

Now, he lives with his family in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.[1]


  • Bee Jee Muskura Paye (2006)[2]
  • Baaran Buhe (2013)[2]
  • Taxinama (2011)[2]
  • Prism (2017)[2]
  • Qile De Moti (2017) - Punjabi translation of [3]


  • 2018 Dhahan Prize runner-up for book "Prism"[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Roundabout: Glimpses of Punjabi immigrant lives in Canada". Hindustan Times. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Harpreet Sekha Archives". The Dhahan Prize For Punjabi Literature. Retrieved 2019-11-10.
  3. ^ Mar 9, Arsh Behal | TNN | Updated; 2018; Ist, 8:55. "In India, 3 Indo-Canadian writers keen to promote Punjabi | Chandigarh News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-12-06.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Surrey writer given $10K prize for Punjabi-language stories". Surrey Now-Leader. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2020-07-11.
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