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Winner of the 2002 Scotiabank Giller Prize and of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean) When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings…read more

Membering

by Austin Clarke

|August 15, 2015

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2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature - Longlisted 2016 RBC Taylor Prize - Longlisted The unforgettable memoir of Giller Prize-winning author and poet Austin Clarke, called "Canada's first multicultural writer." Austin Clarke is a distinguished and…read more

In Your Crib

by Austin Clarke

|April 1, 2015

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Austin Chesterfield Clarke was born in St. James, Barbados on July 26, 1934. He moved to Canada in 1955 to attend the University of Toronto, where he studied economics and political science. He worked as a journalist before becoming an author. During the late…read more

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Gathered together are three extraordinary books by renowned storyteller and memoirist Austin Clarke. ’Membering , Clarke’s breathtaking memoir, spans over fifty years of his life as a writer, chronicling his coming to Canada in the fifties, formative experiences…read more

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Austin Clarke was born in Barbados and came to Canada to study at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.  He has enjoyed a varied and distinguished career as a broadcaster, civil rights leader, and professor.  His award-winning work,…read more

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In this collection, award-winning author Austin Clarke has caught, in his characters, a sweet longing for youth and an anxiety-stricken rage at old age; an immigrant’s longing for a placid, lost home and his lust for a new high-speed motorcar life; and an…read more

The Polished Hoe

by Austin Clarke

|September 3, 2003

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When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings together elements of the African diaspora in one epic sweep. Set on the post-colonial West Indian island of Bimshire in 1952,…read more

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Three Canadian soldiers awaiting deployment to the war in Afghanistan beat a homeless man to death on the steps of their armoury after a night of heavy drinking. The poet, whose downtown Toronto home overlooks the armoury and surrounding park, describes the…read more

More: A Novel

by Austin Clarke

|April 21, 2016

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Winner of the 2009 Toronto Book Award From the winner of the 2002 Giller Prize comes Austin Clarke's much anticipated new novel, More . At the news of her son's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison collapses in her rented basement apartment. For four days…read more

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"The West Indians' primitive vitality and humanity in Storm of Fortune is rendered in ... some of the most delightful dialogue to see print in many a long year." - Library Journalread more

More: A Novel

by Austin Clarke

|August 29, 2009

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Winner of the 2009 Toronto Book Award From the winner of the 2002 Giller Prize comes Austin Clarke's much anticipated new novel, More . At the news of her son's involvement in gang crime, Idora Morrison collapses in her rented basement apartment. For four days…read more

The Polished Hoe

by Austin Clarke

|September 3, 2002

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Winner of the 2002 Scotiabank Giller Prize and of the 2003 Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best Book (Canada and the Caribbean) When an elderly Bimshire village woman calls the police to confess to a murder, the result is a shattering all-night vigil that brings…read more