André Alexis

André Alexis is the author of Fifteen Dogs, which won Canada Reads 2017.
André Alexis is a Toronto-based writer who won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel Fifteen Dogs. (CBC)

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 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.

His latest book is the novel Days by Moonlight.

Books by André Alexis

Interviews with André Alexis

Fifteen Dogs wins Canada Reads 2017

6 years ago
Duration 6:31
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

André Alexis and Humble The Poet get to know each other

6 years ago
Duration 2:50
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.

In 1998, Canada Reads finalist André Alexis seemed to be taking notes from Peter Pan

6 years ago
Duration 0:57
In this video from the CBC Archives, André Alexis talks about having 1000 childhoods and constantly recreating one’s life
The author gives us a playlist of songs that remind him of his current neighbourhood in Toronto, Parkdale
Andre Alexis talks about his latest novel.