André Alexis (right), prize-winning novelist, short-story writer, playwright and broadcaster, will read from his work on Wednesday, March 2, at 2 pm in the Fireside Room in York Hall (3rd floor) on the Glendon campus.
Alexis is the author of several published works including Despair (Henry Holt & Company, Inc., 1999), a collection of short fiction short-listed for a Regional Commonwealth prize; Childhood (McClelland & Stewart, 1998), a novel which won the Trillium Award for Fiction, and was nominated for both the Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize; and a play titled Lambton, Kent.
Born in Trinidad in 1957, Alexis grew up in Canada. As well as being an author, Alexis has written for radio and for theatre, has been a playwright-in-residence at the Canadian Stage Company, and has recently written and broadcast “Radio Nomad” for the CBC. He is a contributing editor for This Magazine as well as a reviewer for The Globe and Mail. Alexis lives in Toronto, where he is at work on his next novel called “Asylum”, the story of a visionary project to build a great prison.
The reading is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.