David Chariandy

David Chariandy is a Canadian writer. His debut novel, Soucouyant, was a finalist for five prizes, including the 2007 Governor General's Award for English fiction, the 2008 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean), and the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize (of British Columbia). Soucouyant was also longlisted for the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Of Trinidadian descent, Chariandy teaches English literature at Simon Fraser University and is one of the founding editors of Commodore Books, the first Black Canadian literary publisher in Western Canada. His fiction and criticism are prominently featured in a special section of the 30.3 (thirtieth anniversary) issue of The Callaloo Journal.

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