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Lawrence Hill

LAWRENCE HILL is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph. He is the author of ten books, including The Illegal; The Book Of Negroes; Any Known Blood; and Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. He is the winner of various awards, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize, and is a two-time winner of CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. Hill delivered the North America-wide 2013 Massey Lectures, based on his non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life. He co-wrote the adaptation for the six-part television miniseries The Book of Negroes, which attracted millions of viewers and won eleven Canadian Screen Awards. The recipient of nine honorary doctorates from Canadian universities, Hill served as chair of the jury of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He is a volunteer with Book Clubs for Inmates and the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, and is an honorary patron of Crossroads International, for which he has volunteered for more than thirty-five years and with which he has travelled to Niger, Cameroon, Mali, and Swaziland. A 2018 Berton House resident in Dawson City, he is working on a new novel about the African-American soldiers who helped build the Alaska Highway in northern B.C. and Yukon in 1942–43. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, has been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, and in 2019 was named a Canada Library and Archives Scholar. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario, and in Woody Point, Newfoundland.

Books by Lawrence Hill

Beatrice and Croc Harry

A Novel

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Luminous Ink

Writers on Writing in Canada

edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj & Dionne Brand
contributions by Margaret Atwood, Madeleine Thien, M.G. Vassanji, Lawrence Hill, Pascale Quiviger, Nino Ricci, Sheila Fischman, Heather O'Neill, Camilla Gibb, Eden Robinson, Lee Maracle, Rawi Hage, Michael Helm, Lisa Moore, Rita Wong, Hiromi Goto, George Elliott Clarke, Nicole Brossard, Judith Thompson, David Chariandy, Richard Van Camp, Marie-Hélène Poitras, Stephen Henighan, Greg Hollingshead, Michael Ondaatje & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

The Illegal

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Illegal

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Ten Canadian Writers in Context

edited by Marie Carrière, Curtis Gillespie & Jason Purcell
contributions by Lynn Coady, Ying Chen, Michael Crummey, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Kit Dobson, Caterina Edwards, Marina Endicott, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Laforest, Alice Major, Don Perkins, Julie Rodgers, Joseph Pivato, Eden Robinson, Gregory Scofield, Winfried Siemerling, Pamela Sing, Maïté Snauwaert, Kim Thúy & Angela Van Essen

The Illegal Signed Edition

by (author) Lawrence Hill

The Book Of Negroes Movie Tie-In

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Highway

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Underground To Canada

Puffin Classics Edition

by (author) Barbara Smucker
foreword by Lawrence Hill

Blood: The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Blood

The Stuff of Life

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book

An Anatomy of a Book Burning

by (author) Lawrence Hill
introduction by Ted Bishop

Book Of Negroes Illustrated Edition

by (author) Lawrence Hill

The Illustrated Book Of Negroes

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Black Berry, Sweet Juice

On Being Black and White in Canada

by (author) Lawrence Hill

The Book Of Negroes

A Novel

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Some Great Thing

by (author) Lawrence Hill

The Deserter's Tale

The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq

by (author) Joshua Key
as told by Lawrence Hill

Deserter's Tale /hc

The Story of an Ordinary Soldier Who Walked Away from the War in Iraq

by (author) Joshua Key
as told by Lawrence Hill

Black Berry Sweet Juice

by (author) Lawrence Hill

Any Known Blood

A Novel

by (author) Lawrence Hill