David Chariandy grew up in Toronto and lives and teaches in Vancouver. His first novel, Soucouyant, received nominations from eleven literary awards juries. His second novel, Brother, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, shortlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize and won the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the Toronto Book Award. His first work of non-fiction, I've Been Meaning to Tell You, was published in 2019 and was longlisted for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. He is the recipient of the 2019 Windham-Campbell Prize.