What Business Has Fiction in Politics? Of Literature and Refugees, and How The Illegal Came to Life

The next Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor, Lawrence Hill, will be visiting the Department of English to discuss his work in conversation with Professor Laura Moss. Colleagues and students are welcome to join us for questions and conversation.

10 April, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Buchanan Tower 599

Lawrence Hill is the author of ten books, including The Illegal (2015) and The Book of Negroes (2007), winner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads. Hill delivered Blood: The Stuff of Life. He co- wrote the adaptation for the six-part television miniseries The Book of Negroes, which attracted millions of viewers in the United States and Canada and won CSA awards in a total of eleven categories, including best writing, TV movie/miniseries, director, actress, actor and supporting actress. He is currently writing a new novel and a children’s book, and co-writing a television miniseries adaptation of The Illegal for Conquering Lion Pictures. He holds honorary doctorates from seven Canadian universities and colleges, and in 2015 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, received the Governor General’s History Award and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. He is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph.


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