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David Chariandy

Canada (b.1969)

David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His debut novel, Soucouyant, received stunning reviews and nominations from eleven literary awards juries, including a Governor General's Literary Award shortlisting, a Gold Independent Publisher Award for Best Novel, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. Brother is his second novel.

Genres: Literary Fiction
   Soucouyant (2007)
   Brother (2018)
David Chariandy recommends
That Time I Loved You (2018)
Carrianne Leung
"Heady, necessary writing from an author brilliantly talented and exquisitely attuned to the everyday in all of its desperation and rare beauty."
An Ocean of Minutes (2018)
Thea Lim
"An Ocean of Minutes offers that rare combination of a provocative speculative setting, masterfully elegant writing, and a story that moves and haunts long after the last page. Thea Lim is an enormously talented writer."
Night of Power (2019)
Anar Ali
"An especially important and accomplished story...elegant, complex, but propulsive and strongly cinematic."
Shame On Me (2019)
Tessa McWatt
"Moving and intellectually profound books of its kind... Courageously intimate and beautifully written."
How to Pronounce Knife (2020)
Souvankham Thammavongsa
"How to Pronounce Knife is a book of rarest beauty and power. Souvankham Thammavongsa has already earned a devoted readership for her poetry. And in each of these exquisitely crafted stories, we experience the profound emotional effects of economy and distillation. We feel the reverberating energy around each judiciously placed word. This is one of the great short story collections of our time. Do not miss it."
Seven (2020)
Farzana Doctor
"Farzana Doctor is a writer of extraordinary wit, generosity, and ethical commitment; and Seven explores with courage and storytelling finesse the harsh truths within the ideals of kinship and community."

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