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Join us for a reading by novelist David Chariandy


During COVID-19, individual SFU-affiliated researchers (current students, faculty, staff) may book two-hour appointments in the SCRB reading room.

Appointments must be requested at least one week in advance.

For more details, including available days and times, safety requirements, and how to request an appointment, see Booking appointments during COVID in Special Collections and Rare Books.


Reading by novelist David Chariandy

About the author

David Chariandy  is a Vancouver-based Canadian writer and an associate professor in SFU's English Department, with specialties in contemporary  fiction, as well as interdisciplinary theories of postcoloniality, diaspora  and race. His novel, Brother, set in Toronto's immigrant Scarborough  neighbourhood, where the author grew up, was published last fall to critical acclaim. The book was awarded the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, in addition to being long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, as was his first novel, Soucouyant, in 2007.

photo of David Chariandy

This spring McClelland & Stewart will publish I've  Been Meaning to Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter, a work of non-fiction that addresses the politics of race in the form of a letter to the author's daughter.


David Chariandy


February 22


12:30 - 1:30 pm


Special Collections & Rare Books, Room 7100, W.A.C. Bennett Library (SFU Burnaby)

Registration information

This event is free to attend. Refreshments and question period will follow the reading.

Contact for further information

Tony Power 778.782.6676 or