Open Artist Talk: An Evening with David Chariandy

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Join award-winning author David Chariandy for a soft-launch for his much anticipated new novel, Brother. 'An intensely beautiful, searingly powerful, tightly constructed novel, Brother explores questions of masculinity, family, race, and identity as they are played out in a Scarborough housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.' (from the publisher)                                     

David Chariandy lives in Vancouver and teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.  His first novel, entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp Press) was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the City of Toronto Book Award, the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, and a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book, as well as longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.  His second novel entitled Brother (M&S/Penguin Random House) will be published in September 2017.  He is currently working on a memoir or ‘biotext’ addressed to his daughter.