David Chariandy



  • BA, MA (Carleton)
  • PhD (York)


David teaches contemporary literature, especially Black, Canadian, and Caribbean prose forms. He also teaches creative writing and cultural studies. His scholarly criticism has been published in journals such as Callaloo, Transition Magazine, The Journal of West Indian Literature, Postcolonial Text, The Global South, and Topia, as well as in academic books such as the Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature, The Routledge Companion to Caribbean Literature, and Narratives of Citizenship. He has co-edited three special issues of journals, most recently Transition Magazine 124: “Writing Black Canadas.” His first novel entitled Soucouyant was nominated for eleven literary awards and prizes, including being longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. His second novel entitled Brother was longlisted for Canada Reads and the Scotiabank Giller Prize, named on eight year-end Canadian ‘Best Books’ lists, and won the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His latest work of creative non-fiction is entitled I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You: A Letter To My Daughter. David’s books have been published internationally and have been translated (or are currently being translated) into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Catalan, Albanian, and Simplified Chinese.


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.

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