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Lawrence Hill


Lawrence Hill is a Canadian writer, whose memoir Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, was a Canadian bestseller in 2001. Hill grew up in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto and currently lives in Burlington with his wife and five children. He is the son of social scientist and public servant Daniel G. Hill and social activist Donna Hill, and is the brother of singer-songwriter Dan Hill.
   Some Great Thing (1992)
   Any Known Blood (1997)
   Someone Knows My Name (2007)
     aka The Book of Negroes
   The Illegal (2015)
Non fiction
   Black Berry, Sweet Juice (2001)
   The Deserter's Tale (2007) (with Joshua Key)
   Blood (2013)
Lawrence Hill recommends
The Heart Specialist (2009)
Claire Holden Rothman
"A beautiful, moving, utterly captivating novel."
Hysteria (2018)
Elisabeth de Mariaffi
"Unpredictable, laced with evil and mystery...compelling from the first page to the last."
Crosshairs (2020)
Catherine Hernandez
"Crosshairs made me shiver. It troubled my dreams. Still, I could not put down this dystopia. It was utterly compelling. Catherine Hernandez prophesies Canadian genocide against Queer, Black, Brown, and Indigenous folks. At the same time, she inspires the reader with her depiction of a resistance full of characters who—even in the face of hatred and complacency—show love, pride, endurance, courage, and insist on living to the very last breath."
Gutter Child (2021)
Jael Richardson
"In Ealey Richardson’s valuable addition to the body of memoirs about family and identity, there is much to be discovered about fathers and daughters [and] the different ways of experiencing blackness."

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