AndrÉ Alexis was born in Trinidad in 1957 and grew up in Canada. His début novel, Childhood (1998), won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, shared the Trillium Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Rogers Communications Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. It has been published around the world. He is also the author of an internationally acclaimed collection of short stories, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa (1994) – which was shortlisted for a Regional Commonwealth Prize – and he has published a play, Lambton Kent (1999). André Alexis lives in Toronto.

Festival: 1998, 2008 (Year Round)

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