David Chariandy

British Columbia

David Chariandy is a Canadian writer and one of the co-founders of Commodore Books, the first dedicated black Canadian press in Western Canada. His academic focus is on diaspora and the racialized experience of black Canadians, as well as the stories they tell. His debut novel, Soucouyant, was well-reviewed and nominated for many literary prizes and awards, including a shortlisting for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Brother, his second novel, details the relationship of two Trinidadian teenager brothers as they navigate their way through the complex issues of identity, race, and family. He currently teaches at Simon Fraser University.