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IFOA 2015: In Conversation with Lawrence Hill

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Although he had written two books before, author Lawrence Hill broke out onto the literary scene in a big way in 2007 with his historical fiction novel The Book of Negroes. That story has taken on a life of its own, still retaining a spot on the bestsellers list eight years later. Hill is back with his latest The Illegal, the story of an elite marathon runner who becomes a political refugee, and recently took part in a reading and interview as part of this year’s International Festival of Authors at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.