Ven Begamudre is a Canadian writer. He was born in South India and moved with his family to Canada when he was six. He currently divides his time between western Canada and the island of Bali.
In addition to short stories and novels, Begamudré has written a biography of Isaac Brock for young adults, and has edited or co-edited several literary collections. He has completed six writer-in-residence appointments including the University of Calgary’s Markin-Flanagan Distinguished Writers Programme, the University of Alberta’s Department of English, the Canada-Scotland Exchange, Regina Public Library, McMaster University’s Department of English, and the Yukon Public Libraries. He has also taught fiction workshops at the Sage Hill Writing Experience. Most recently he has been teaching at Iowa State University.
He has a degree in public administration from Carleton University and an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C. He lives in Regina, Saskatchewan and on the island of Bali.