Lawrence Hill, OC, is the internationally bestselling author of 11 books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Book of Negroes (which was made into a six-part TV mini-series) and The Illegal, both of which won CBC Canada Reads. His previous novels, Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, also became national bestsellers. Hill’s nonfiction work includes Blood: The Stuff of Life (the subject of his 2013 Massey Lectures), and the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. Winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, Hill is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph.
Hill provides complexity in spades.” –The New York Times