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M.G. Vassanji has written novels, short stories, travel memoirs, and a biography of Mordecai Richler. He has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize two times and the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Nonfiction. Vassanji has also been nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and CBC’s Canada Reads. He was born in Kenya, raised in Tanzania, attended university in the United States, and lives in Toronto.

Award History

2007 Finalist

Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
for The Assassin’s Song

Works recognized by WT

The Assassin’s Song