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André Alexis

‘I was engaged in a battle of politeness, those kindly – but ferocious – skirmishes that are so common in our country.’

André Alexis

André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. He is the recipient of a 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. His novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, and in 2017 won Canada Reads. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include The Hidden Keys (nominated for the Trillium Book Award)Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize), Asylum, Beauty and SadnessIngrid & the Wolf, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Lambton, Kent and Other Vistas: A Play

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