Award History

2007 Winner

Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
for The Book of Negroes

Jury Citation

“Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes is a work of epic, passionate storytelling, where history charts its course through the singular life of a remarkable woman. Aminata Diallo refuses to be one among the nameless, nor to let the nameless disappear into the invisible spaces of history. ‘Fear no man and come to know him,’ Aminata’s father tells her early in the novel, and Lawrence Hill fearlessly follows this edict. A provocative, humane journey not only across oceans and back again, into homelands both stolen and reclaimed, but into the unfathomable depths of the soul of another.” — 2007 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Kevin Major, Kim Moritsugu, and Madeleine Thien)

Program History

Writer in Residence

Berton House Writers' Retreat

Works recognized by WT

The Book of Negroes