Lawrence Hill


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in Ontario, Canada
January 24, 1957

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Hill is the author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction. In 2005, he won his first literary honour: a National Magazine Award for the article “Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?” published in The Walrus. His first two novels were Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, and his first non-fiction work to attract national attention was the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. But it was his third novel, The Book of Negroes (HarperCollins Canada, 2007) — published in some countries as Someone Knows My Name and in French as Aminata — that attracted widespread attention in Canada and other countries.

Lawrence Hill’s non-fiction book, Blood: The Stuff of Life was published in September 2013 by House of Anansi
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Lawrence participates in Obsidian Theatre’s 21 Black Futures project

Lawrence was commissioned by Obsidian Theatre’s artistic director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu to be part of an anthology of 21 filmed short plays by Black playwrights across Canada called 21 Black Futures to draw on the breadth of the Black experience in Canada and to explore the question, “What is the future of Blackness?” Lawrence’s play Sensitivity explores the state of mind of Gabriaela Monk, a forty-

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The Book of Negroes

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The Illegal

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Any Known Blood

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Some Great Thing

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Blood: The Stuff of Life

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Black Berry, Sweet Juice: O...

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Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn ...

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So What Are You, Anyway?

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“To gaze into another persons face is to do two things: to recognise their humanity and to assert your own.”
Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

“You must learn to respect," Papa said.

But I do not respect her," I said.

Papa paused for a moment, and patted my leg. "Then you must learn to hide your disrespect.”
Lawrence Hill, Someone Knows My Name

“When it comes to understanding others, we rarely tax our imaginations.”
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