About Lawrence Hill
Lawrence Hill Lawrence Hill is the son of American immigrants — a black father and a white mother — who came to Canada the day after they married in 1953 in Washington, D.C. On his father’s side, Hill’s grandfather and great grandfather were ministers of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. His mother came from a Republican family in Oak Park, Illinois, graduated from Oberlin College and went on to become a civil rights activist in D.C. Growing up in the pre- dominantly white suburb of Don Mills, Ontario in the sixties, Hill was greatly influenced by his parents’ work in the human rights movement. Much of Hill’s writing touches on issues of identity and belonging. His novel, The Book of Negroes, is partially set in Birchtown, NS, and has attracted attention worldwide. The six-part miniseries, The Book of Negroes, features several Nova Scotia locations, including the Halifax Regional Municipality, Shelburne, Lunenburg, and Louisbourg.
Learn more about Lawrence Hill and his work on his official website.
Our September contest
Enter to win a DVD copy of the mini-series The Book of Negroes.
To win, fill out a ballot at your local Annapolis Valley Regional Library branch
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enter on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BookClub150.
Lots of ways to enter. Good luck! Contest ends September 30th, 2017.
Please note that the prize must be picked up at an Annapolis Valley Regional Library Branch.
Lawrence Hill on Fiction and Writing “The Illegal”.
What is Book Club 150?
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we are highlighting a different Canadian author or illustrator for each month of 2017. To celebrate with us, we encourage you to read the books, join our online conversation, and enter our monthly contests. Our featured books include titles for kids, teens, and adult readers. Pick up a copy at your local library, look for a Book Club in a Bag to share, or find a library Book Club near you. We’ll have special events and contests throughout the year, so be sure to visit our library website at www.valleylibrary.ca, or look for feature posts each month on our new library blog site, RenewYourCuriosity.ca.