André Alexis was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, and raised in Ottawa. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award [now known as the Amazon.ca First Novel Award] and the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include Pastoral, Asylum, Beauty and Sadness and The Hidden Keys.
- Meet the Canada Reads 2017 contenders
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- André Alexis: The books that changed my life