David Chariandy is the author of Brother and Soucouyant.
David Chariandy is the author of the novel Brother. (Joy van Tiedemann)
David Chariandy has been a known commodity since his award-winning 2007 novel Soucouyant arrived on the scene. But the writer and university educator continues to work on his craft — as seen in the 2017 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize-winning novel Brother and his nonfiction work I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter.
Books by David Chariandy
David Chariandy on his latest novel, which is on the long list for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. 13:47 Award-winning novelist David Chariandy says he's never felt divided when it comes to his own identity, but that talking to his daughter about racism and belonging — both in his family history and today — was another matter. He speaks with Piya about what he opted to tell... and how to tell it. 11:21 How do you talk to your kids about race? If you're David Chariandy, you write a book. The award-winning writer joins me to talk about his latest offering, "I've Been Meaning to Tell You - A Letter To My Daughter". 8:25