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. 15:28
Hamilton author Lawrence Hill talks about his new book, The Illegal. 6:26
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. 4:35

Canada Reads 2016

The Illegal's celebrity champion and its author talk to CBC's Deana Sumanac about the 2016 Canada Reads winner. 4:34
"The Illegal", written by award winning author Lawrence Hill and championed by Olympic medalist Clara Hughes is the winner of this year's Canada Reads. The two join Shad to chat about how the experience brought them together as friends and why we still need books in today's fast paced world. 17:04