CHARIANDY WINS WRITERS TRUST FOR "BROTHER"

Nov 15, 2017

By Andy Johnson

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Scarborough-born author David Chariandy has won the $50,000-Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize for “Brother” his novel about growing up in Toronto’s east end.
The book tells the story of siblings who confront violence and prejudice.
The $60-thousand Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction went to Toronto-based writer and doctor James Maskalyk for “Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine.”

That book examines emergency rooms in different cultures, focusing on the author’s work in hospitals in Toronto and Ethiopia

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