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Lawrence Hill
Ine Willems
Original language
Original title
The book of negroes
Amsterdam: Nieuw Amsterdam, 2011
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About Lawrence Hill

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Lawrence Hill (born January 24, 1957) is a Canadian novelist, essayist and memoirist. He is known for his 2007 novel The Book of Negroes, inspired by the Black Loyalists given freedom and resettled in Nova Scotia by the British after the American Revolutionary War, and his 2001 memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. The Book of Negroes was adapted for a TV mini-series produced in 2015. He was selected in 2013 for the Massey Lectures: he drew from his non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life, published that year. His ten books include other non-fiction and fictional works, and some have been translated into other languages and published in numerous other countries.

Hill was born in Newmarket, Ontario, to an American couple who had immigrated to Toronto from Washington, D.C., in 1953. His father was black and his mother was white.

Hill served as chair of the jury for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

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