Lawrence HillLawrence Hill (born 1957) is a Canadian novelist, essayist and memoirist. He is best known for his 2013 Massey Lectures ''Blood: The Stuff of Life'', his 2007 novel ''The Book of Negroes'' and his 2001 memoir ''Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada''.
Hill was born in Newmarket, Ontario, to American immigrants – a black father and white mother – who moved to Toronto from Washington, D.C., in 1953.
Hill served as chair of the jury for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Provided by Wikipedia