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David Chariandy

David Chariandy
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David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University. His first novel, entitled Soucouyant, was nominated for eleven literary prizes, including the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His second novel, entitled Brother, won the Roger’s Writers’ Trust Award, the City of Toronto Book Prize, and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and was longlisted for Canada Reads, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the International Dublin Literary Award. Brother was also named a ‘Book of the Year’ by a dozen periodicals including The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Montreal Gazette, Kirkus Reviews, Esquire Magazine, and The Guardian. His latest book is of non-fiction entitled I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter. Chariandy’s books have been published internationally and are being translated into ten languages.

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