Lawrence Hill: Someone Knows My Name

FRI, AUG 29, 2008 (36:30)

Lawrence Hill talks about his new book, Someone Knows My Name at The Writers Institute of Georgia Perimeter College. Also known as The Book of Negroes in Canada, it is a work of fiction based on an actual British ledger of the same name that lists black loyalists who were relocated after the American Revolutionary War.

+ BIO: Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill’s third novel was published as The Book of Negroes in Canada, Great Britain, South Africa and India and as Someone Knows My Name in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It won the overall Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize, the Ontario Library Associations Evergreen Award and CBC Radios Canada Reads. Hill won the National Magazine Award for the best essay published in Canada in 2005 for “Is Africa’s Pain Black America’s Burden?” (The Walrus, February 2005). In 2005, the 90-minute film document that Hill wrote, Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada, Travesty Productions, Toronto (2004), won the American Wilbur Award for best national television documentary. Formerly a reporter with The Globe and Mail and parliamentary correspondent for The Winnipeg Free Press, Hill also speaks French and Spanish.

Georgia Perimeter College
African American Culture Series