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Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents David Chariandy on February 14, 2022

Creative Writing Program Reading Series presents David Chariandy on February 14, 2022

David Chariandy

Monday, February 14, 2022 at 3:00pm

For Zoom link please contact Michael Helm at mhelm@yorku.ca

David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches literature and creative writing in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.  His first novel, Soucouyant, was nominated for eleven prizes, including the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  His second novel, Brother, was nominated for fourteen prizes, winning the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the Toronto Book Prize.  Brother was also named a book of the year by The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Montreal Gazette, The New York City Public Library, Kirkus Reviews, Esquire Magazine, and The Guardian.  His most recent book is a memoir entitled I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter.  David’s writings have been published internationally and translated into a dozen languages.  In 2019, he was awarded Yale University’s Windham-Campbell Prize for fiction.