David Chariandy

Locations
Law Building - Room 111
Category
Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Students, Teaching
Date(s)
Wednesday 27th November 2013 (15:30-16:30)
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Description

Department of American and Canadian Studies event sponsored by the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK.

  • David Chariandy, writer and academic reading from and talking about his creative work.

David’s novel, Soucoyant, is the poetic and compelling story of a Canadian-born son struggling to come to terms with his Caribbean-born mother’s dementia. A novel of secrets, memories and diasporic histories, Soucoyant is also a moving and compassionate portrayal of a family coping with the realities of aging and memory loss. 

David lives in Vancouver and teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.  Soucouyant, his first novel, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, a BC Book Prize, and the City of Toronto Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  His second novel, Brother, is forthcoming. His first novel, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, a BC Book Prize, and the City of Toronto Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  His second novel, Brother, is forthcoming. David has also published several academic articles about the writing of second-generation black Canadians.

Photo credit: Joy von Tiedemann