Lawrence Hillis the award-winning and internationally bestselling author ofThe Book of Negroes, which was made into a six-part TV mini-series, and most recently, The Illegal, winner of Canada Reads 2016. His previous novels,Some Great ThingandAny Known Blood, became national bestsellers. Hill's non-fiction work includesBlood: The Stuff of Life, the subject of his 2013 Massey Lectures, andBlack Berry, Sweet Juice, a memoir about growing up black and white in Canada. Lawrence Hill volunteers with Crossroads International, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society and Project Bookmark Canada. He lives with his family in Hamilton, Ontario, and Woody Point, Newfoundland.