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 and The Hidden Keys.
André Alexis's novel Fifteen Dogs, championed by Humble The Poet, won Canada Reads 2017 and the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Books by André Alexis
Andre Alexis's book about a group of dogs that are granted human consciousness was defended by Toronto MC and spoken word artist Humble the Poet 6:31 Canada Reads panellist Humble The Poet and author André Alexis ask each other some personal questions. Humble The Poet will defend Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis on Canada Reads 2017. 2:49 In this video from the CBC Archives, André Alexis talks about having 1000 childhoods and constantly recreating one’s life 0:57 The author gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his current neighbourhood in Toronto, Parkdale 6:26 Andre Alexis talks about his latest novel. 17:32 André Alexis on his Canada Reads nominated book "Fifteen Dogs." 19:22