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Lawrence Hill

Library and Archives Canada Scholars Awards

Lawrence Hill is a professor of creative writing at the University of Guelph. He is the author of ten books, including The Illegal, The Book of Negroes, Any Known Blood, and Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada. He is the winner of various awards including The Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and two-time winner of CBC Radio's Canada Reads. Hill delivered the Canada-wide 2013 Massey Lectures, based on his non-fiction book Blood: The Stuff of Life.

Dr. Marianne Micros' "Eye" shortlisted for Danuta Gleed Literary Award

The story collection Eye, written by recently-retired University of Guelph English professor Dr. Marianne Micros and published by Guernica Editions of Toronto in the Fall of 2018, is one of five titles nationally to be shortlisted by Writers’ Union of Canada judges for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award recognizing the best first collection of short fiction published that year in English. The volume explores the mythology, folklore, Greek customs, and old-world cultures that have fascinated Marianne all her life.

The Blue Clerk - Nominations

SETS Professor Dionne Brand's book of poetry The Blue Clerk has been nominated for Ontario's Trillium Book Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

Welcome to My Underworld

SETS Professor Judith Thompson is directing Welcome to My Underworld, a Rare Theatre Company/Soulpepper production in Toronto from May 8 to May 25 in Toronto.


SURG updates for January 2019


This is a time of dramatic transitions for SURG. After years of outstanding work and great commitment Jack McCart had to step down as editorial leader of the journal since he began a full-time job on campus. We thank Jack for his years of service and wish him every success in his new endeavors.