David Chariandy

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David Chariandy
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BornDavid Chariandy
Notable worksSoucouyant, Brother

David Chariandy is a Canadian writer. His novel Brother won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize in 2017[1] and the Toronto Book Award in 2018[2][3].

His debut novel Soucouyant was published in 2007.[4] It was longlisted for the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize,[5] and the 2008 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award;[6] and was shortlisted for the 2007 Governor General's Award for English-language fiction,[7] the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book of Canada and the Caribbean,[8] the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize,[9] the 2008 City of Toronto Book Award, the 2008 ReLit Award for fiction, 2007 Books in Canada First Novel Award.[10]

Originally from Scarborough, Ontario, Chariandy has a MA from Carleton and a PhD from York University.[7] He lives in Vancouver and teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.[7]


  • Soucouyant: A Novel of Forgetting (2007)
  • Brother (2017)
  • I've Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter (2018)


  1. ^ "David Chariandy, Billie Livingston, and Diane Schoemperlen among the winners at the 2017 Writers’ Trust awards". Quill & Quire, November 14, 2017.
  2. ^ Toronto, City of (2017-08-16). "2018 Toronto Book Awards". City of Toronto. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ "David Chariandy wins $10K Toronto Book Award for novel Brother | CBC Books". CBC. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  4. ^ "The ghosts of the living". The Globe and Mail, September 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Fifteen authors on Giller Prize longlist for fiction". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, September 18, 2007.
  6. ^ "Canadian authors on IMPAC list". Prince George Citizen, November 17, 2008.
  7. ^ a b c "Meet the underdog; Newcomer David Chariandy may be surprise giant killer at Governor General's Awards". Calgary Herald, November 25, 2007.
  8. ^ "Outside chance for Outlander; Gil Adamson a finalist in Commonwealth race". Edmonton Journal, February 15, 2008.
  9. ^ "B.C. Book Prize unveils its 2008 short lists". The Globe and Mail, March 7, 2008.
  10. ^ "First Novel Award shortlist released". Ottawa Citizen, June 12, 2008.

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