Lawrence Hill is a Canadian novelist, essayist and memoirist.
Born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada in 1957, he moved to Toronto from Washington, D.C., in 1953, he earned a B.A in economics from Laval University in Quebec City and later also earned an M.A. in writing from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Hill has been awarded honorary doctorates from The University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, The University of Waterloo, Dalhousie University and The University of Western Ontario and is a Senior Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto.
He has been a reporter with The Globe and Mail and parliamentary correspondent for The Winnipeg Free Press.
He is an honorary patron of Crossroads International which supports programs for girls and women in Africa and he is also a member of the Council of Patrons of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, and an honorary patron of Project Bookmark Canada.
Lawrence Hill was awarded numerous prizes including The Hamilton Literary Award, The Radio-Canada Le combat des livres, The CBC Radio's Canada Reads, The Commonwealth Writers' Prize, The Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and The National Magazine Award.