David Chariandy


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David Chariandy is a Canadian writer and one of the co-founders of Commodore Books.

His debut novel Soucouyant was nominated for ten literary prizes and awards, including the 2009 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (longlisted), the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize (longlisted), the 2007 Governor General's Award for Fiction (finalist), the 2007 ForeWord Book of the Year Award for literary fiction from an independent press ("gold" winner), the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book of Canada and the Caribbean (shortlisted), the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize of the British Columbia Book Prizes (shortlisted), the 2008 City of Toronto Book Award (shortlisted), the 2008 "One Book, One Vancouver" of the Vancouver Public Library
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Brother

4.02 avg rating — 7,317 ratings — published 2017 — 28 editions
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I've Been Meaning to Tell Y...

4.29 avg rating — 1,392 ratings — published 2018 — 11 editions
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Soucouyant

3.77 avg rating — 1,057 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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“But of course, you can’t ever really flee. You’ll forever run the risk of being spotted, if only for a second.”
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“But, really, Aisha was only herself. That chicken pox scar on her nose. Or that tiny dot with a tail at the edge of her pupil, a tadpole near a whirlpool of black.”
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