Dionne Brand, who grew up in Trinidad, is a renowned Canadian poet, novelist, filmmaker, educator, and activist. Her latest novel is Love Enough. Her literary honors include the Griffin Poetry Prize (for Ossuaries), the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award, the Toronto Book Award (for What We Long For), and the 2006 Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing. She was Toronto’s third Poet Laureate from 2009-12; her poetry collections include Land to Light On, thirsty, and Inventory. Brand is also a prolific author of nonfiction on subjects of gender, race, identity, and the African diaspora.
Dionne Brand’s trip is brought to you with the kind support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, and the International Festival of Authors, Toronto.