Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill is the author of The Illegal and The Book of Negroes.
Lawrence Hill is the award-winning author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction. (CBC)

Lawrence Hill is the internationally bestselling author of The Book of Negroes, which won CBC's Canada Reads in 2009 and was adapted into a six-part miniseries for CBC-TV. His most recent novel, The Illegalwon Canada Reads in 2016 and was defended by Olympian Clara Hughes. His previous novels include Some Great Thing and Any Known Blood. He is also the author of Black Berry, Sweet Juice, a memoir about growing up black and white in Canada, and Blood: The Stuff of Life, a series of essays from his 2013 Massey Lectures. Hill volunteers with Canadian Crossroads International, the Black Loyalist Heritage Society and Project Bookmark Canada. He lives in Hamilton, Ont. and Woody Point, NL.

Books by Lawrence Hill

Interviews with Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill talks about his new novel, which is in the running for Canada Reads 2016.
Hamilton author Lawrence Hill talks about his new book, The Illegal.

Lawrence Hill, Canadian author, on The Book of Negroes miniseries

9 years ago
Duration 4:35
Debra Arbec speaks with Lawrence Hill, who will be screening an episode of The Book of Negroes miniseries at McGill University for Black History Month.

Canada Reads 2016

Canada Reads: Clara Hughes and Lawrence Hill

8 years ago
Duration 4:35
The Illegal's celebrity champion and its author talk to CBC's Deana Sumanac about the 2016 Canada Reads winner.

Canada Reads 2016 authors dissect their first sentences

8 years ago
Duration 3:33
The authors in this year's competition — Anita Rau Badami, Lawrence Hill, Tracey Lindberg, Saleema Nawaz and Michael Winter — read their books' crucial first sentences