Monday, November 11, 2013 | Categories: Massey Lectures |
Blood: The Stuff of Life is Lawrence Hill's ninth book. His earlier works include the novels Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood, and the memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. His novel, The Book of Negroes, won numerous awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. It was published around the world and became a number one national bestseller in Canada.
A former journalist with the Winnipeg Free Press and the Globe and Mail, Hill has travelled widely in Canada, the United States, France, and Spain, and worked as a volunteer with Crossroads International in Niger, Cameroon, and Mali. To encourage the economic and social development of girls and women in Africa, he has supported Crossroads International, currently as an honorary patron, for more than thirty years.
He is currently finishing a new novel and co-writing the adaptation of The Book of Negroes to a six-part TV miniseries. For more information on Lawrence Hill, please visit his website.
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