Fonds consists of correspondence, drafts, articles, reviews, and other records created and accumulated by Anita Rau Badami in the course of her career as a writer. Includes drafts of her first three novels: Tamarind Mem (1997), The Hero’s Walk and Can You Hear the Nightbird Call?. There are no records related to her last novel, Tell it to the Trees (2011). The records have been arranged in the following four series: Personal records (1992-2003); Tamarind Mem (1994-2001); The Hero’s Walk (1999-2005); Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? (2003-2006).
Series consists of notebooks containing drafts and notes, unbound drafts, and copies edited for the novel Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? It also includes articles, interviews and reviews from Canadian and international newspapers.
The file includes magazine articles on Tamarind Mem published in A Magazine, Penguin Book Canada Limited, Arts Alive, and Mehfil. It also includes reviews published in The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival and PanCanadian wordfest ’96 Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival
Subseries consists of articles and reviews of the novel The Hero’s Walk published in Canadian and international magazines and newspapers. It also includes Italian articles on Anita Rau Badami as winner of Berto Prize with her novel The Hero’s Walk