Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize winner
David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches at Simon Fraser University. He is the author of two novels: Soucouyant (2007), nominated for eleven literary prizes, including the Governor General’s Award; and Brother (2017), also nominated for eleven prizes, winning the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Toronto Book Award, and the Ethel Wilson Book Prize. Brother was also named a ‘book of the year’ by The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The New York City Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Esquire Magazine, and The Guardian, among other periodicals and institutions. His latest book is of creative non-fiction entitled I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter. David’s writings have been published internationally and translated into ten languages. He is a 2019 recipient of Yale’s Windham-Campbell Prize for a body of fiction.
Workshops: Creative research and The challenge of plot