Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018 and won the Scotiabank Giller Prize 2018. Her previous novel, Half Blood Blues also won the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize, the Governor-General’s Literary Award, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize, and the Orange Prize. In 2014, she published her first book of nonfiction, Dreaming of Elsewhere: Observations on Home. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with her husband novelist and poet Steven Price and their two children. Washington Black was published by Serpent’s Tail in August 2018.
Esi is part of a delegation of Canadian writers selected by Ottawa International Writers Festival. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.