Lawrence Hill

in Ontario, Canada
January 24, 1957



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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Review of No Friend But the Mountains

Boochani — a Kurdish Iranian scholar, poet and journalist — has written a haunting account of how Australia has been punishing him and hundreds of other asylum seekers by detaining them for nearly six years on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. Read the review by Lawrence Hill online in the Globe and Mail or in the print edition on Saturday June 8, 2019.

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The Book of Negroes

4.46 avg rating — 70,437 ratings — published 2007 — 32 editions
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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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Trials and Triumphs: Story ...

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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.”
Lawrence Hill


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