Faculty and Staff
David Chariandy’s second novel, Brother, wins 2017 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
By Christine Lyons
When the Writers Trust of Canada held its annual awards ceremony earlier this month celebrating the best Canadian books published this year, SFU English professor David Chariandy walked away with the $50,000 fiction prize for his second novel, Brother/
The book also made the Giller Prize long list this year, and it is Chariandy’s second critically acclaimed novel--his first Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp) was nominated for several literary awards including the 2007 Giller Prize and 2007 Governor General’s Award.