Lawrence Hill is the author of several novels and works of non-fiction, including Any Known Blood, Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, Some Great Thing; Women of Vision: The Story of the Canadian Negro Women’s Association; and the children’s book Trials and Triumphs: The Story of African Canadians. In May 2006, he was nominated for a National Magazine Award for his article “Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden,” which ran in The Walrus. This year, he published two of the most-acclaimed books of the season, a novel The Book of Negroes and a memoir with Joshua Key, The Deserter’s Tale. Lawrence lives in Burlington, Ontario.
Festivals: 2007 (spring)