Dionne Brand is a poet, novelist and essayist living in Toronto. Her eight volumes of poetry include Land to Light On which won the Governor General's Award for Poetry and the Trillium Award for Literature in 1997. Brand's "Thirsty". was nominated for the Trillium Prize for Literature, the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Toronto Book Award in 2003. It won the Pat Lowther Award for Poetry. Her latest volume of poetry is called "Inventory "
Dionne Brand's latest novel "What We All Long For"
was published to great acclaim in Canada and Italy. It won the 2006 Toronto Book Award. Her fiction includes the acclaimed novel "In Another Place Not Here"
- a 1998 New York Times notable book - and "Sans Souci"
and Other Stories. Her second title "At the Full and Change of the Moon"
is a novel spanning six generations, two wars and the violence of the late twentieth century. The novel was a Los Angeles Times Notable Book of the Year, 1999.
Her works of non fiction include "Bread Out Of Stone"
, and, "A Map to the Door of No Return"
. Brand is a Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Guelph.