David Chariandy wins the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

David Chariandy

It is another win for Brother and its author, David Chariandy.  Over the weekend The West Coast Book Prize Society presented Charlandy with the 2018 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for writing the best work of fiction in  British Colombia.

The author, formerly of Scarborough, is now living and working in Vancouver.

In Brother, Chariandy tells the story of two brothers, the sons of Trinidadian immigrants, who confront violence and prejudice in a Toronto housing complex during the sweltering heat and simmering violence of the summer of 1991.

The BC win is the second major prize that the book has picked up. Last fall Brother won the $50,000 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

The author, the son of Trinidadian immigrants, grew up on the eastern edge of Scarborough.

He holds an MA from Carleton University and a PhD from York University. He currently lives in Vancouver and teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University.