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Hill, Lawrence 1957-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 433 publications in 9 languages and 11,195 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Thrillers (Fiction)  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Historical television programs  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.H479, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Hill
Someone knows my name by Lawrence Hill( Book )

105 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of escaping her life of slavery in South Carolina and returning to her African home, slave Aminata Diallo is thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War, during which she helps create a list of black people who have been honored for their service to the king
The illegal : a novel by Lawrence Hill( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keita Ali is on the run. He is desperate to flee Zantoroland, a mountainous black island that produces the fastest marathoners in the world. Keita signs on with notorious marathon agent, Anton Hamm, who provides Keita with a chance to run the Boston marathon. But when Keita fails to place among the top finishers, rather than being sent back to his own country, he goes into hiding. A thriller that addresses the fate of undocumented refugees who struggle to survive in nations that do not want them
Blood : the stuff of life by Lawrence Hill( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today. Blood runs red through every person's arteries, and fulfills the same functions in every human being. However, as much as the study and use of blood has helped advance our understanding of human biology, its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religions, literature, and the visual arts, and every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what divides them. Is a fascinating historical and contemporary interpretation of blood, as a bold and enduring determinant of identity, race, culture, citizenship, belonging, privilege, deprivation, athletic superiority, and nationhood. -- Amazon.com
The deserter's tale : the story of an ordinary soldier who walked away from the war in Iraq by Joshua Key( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first memoir from a young soldier who deserted from the war in Iraq, Joshua Key offers a vivid and damning indictment of what we are doing there. Key, a young husband and father from a conservative background, enlisted in 2002 to lift his family out of poverty. A year later, he found himself participating in a war that was not the campaign against evildoers he had expected. He saw Iraqi civilians beaten, shot, and killed for little or no provocation. He participated in raids that found only terrified families and no evidence of terrorist activity. On leave, Key knew he could not return, so he took his family to seek asylum in Canada. His book tells how a patriotic man went to war, believing in his government's commitment to integrity and justice, and was transformed by what he saw in Iraq.--From publisher description
Dear sir, I intend to burn your book : an anatomy of a book burning by Lawrence Hill( )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2011, Canadian writer Lawrence Hill received an email from a man in the Netherlands stating that he intended to burn The Book of Negroes, Hill's internationally acclaimed novel. Soon, the threat was international news, affecting Hill's publishers and readers. In this provocative essay, Hill shares his private response to that moment and the controversy that followed, examing his reaction to the threat, while attempting to come to terms with the book burner's motives and complaints. Drawing on other instances of book banning and burning, Hill maintains that censorship is still alive and well, even in this age of access to information. All who are interested in literature, freedom of expression and human rights will appreciate this passionate defence of the freedom to read and write"--Page 4 of cover
Any known blood by Lawrence Hill( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A failed black writer turns to history for meaning in his life. Langston Cane of Canada travels south to investigate an ancestor, said to have fought with John Brown, and the research will change his life. By the author of Some Great Thing
Any known blood by Lawrence Hill( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A failed black writer turns to history for meaning in his life. Langston Cane of Canada travels south to investigate an ancestor, said to have fought with John Brown, and the research will change his life
Someone knows my name : [a novel] by Lawrence Hill( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers" to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public
The illegal by Lawrence Hill( Recording )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced to flee his native country after his journalist father is murdered for criticizing their tyrannical government, Keita, a talented runner, becomes part of an illegal underground network of athletes who participate in competitions to win survival money
Some great thing by Lawrence Hill( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disillusioned and apathetic after four years of college, fledgling reporter Mahatma Grafton returns to his hometown to begin work at a local newspaper. The eccentric commitment of an unlikely welfare crusader, an exchange student from Cameroon and a French language rights activist begins to consume him. When a peaceful demonstration escalates into a full-scale riot and police cover-up, Mahatma discovers the principles that have always eluded him. Intelligent and comic, Some Great Thing exposes the internal realities of a newspaper's editorial desk, and treats social issues such as race, gender, language and the rights of the poor with sensitivity and courage."--Jacket
The book of Negroes( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de achttiende eeuw wordt het elfjarige West-Afrikaanse meisje Aminata Diallo ontvoerd en naar Amerika gebracht. Daar begint een nieuw leven voor haar als slavin en krijgt ze een Engelse naam
The deserter's tale : why I walked away from the war in Iraq by Joshua Key( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In 2002, a young man from Oklahoma signed up with the US Army to provide a better life for his family. A year later private first class Joshua Key was sent to Iraq....After months of active duty, Key returned home for a holiday and made the decision to desert. The Deserter's tale is an unflinchingly honest and devastating account of the Iraq War witnessed by a soldier who was in the front line"-- Back cover
Trials and triumphs : the story of African-Canadians by Lawrence Hill( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Overview of the people and events in Canadian Black history from the earliest days to the present."--Back cover
Women of vision : the story of the Canadian Negro Women's Association, 1951-1976 by Lawrence Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood : a biography of the stuff of life by Lawrence Hill( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's everywhere: from the laws of citizenship to the detection of doping in sport, from the books of the Old Testament and the acts of Macbeth to the mudbloods of Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight. Blood fills our imagination, just as fully as it fills our veins. In this provocative exploration of the medical and social history of blood, from ancient times to today, award-winning novelist Lawrence Hill considers blood's scientific, cultural, psychological and political aspects. He charts how our understanding of blood has developed over the centuries, sharing a close-up view of William Harvey's bloody dissection table at which the seventeenth-century physician shocked his peers, using a live dog to prove that blood circulates. But blood isn't just about the body, and Hill also reveals how ideas about blood purity have spawned rules on who gets to belong to a family, who enjoys the rights of citizenship and what defines a person's identity. As Hill powerfully and lyrically conveys, blood counts in virtually every aspect of our being that matters"--Publisher's description
Evergon, 1987-1997 by Evergon( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Café Babanussa : a novel by Karen Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving portrait of a young woman's experience of life, love, and the shifting tides of mental health in 1980s era Berlin. A young mixed-race woman travels from Canada to Germany to start her life anew. Ruby Edwards throws herself into the shifting social and political sinews of 1980s-era West Berlin. Here, Ruby finds love and new challenges, striving to discover the person she was meant to be. But the highs become too high and the lows too low, and Ruby finds herself plunged into the depths of mental illness. With courage and determination, Ruby again and again pulls herself back from the brink and revels in what matters most to her - her family, her community and her own individuality. Inspiring and heart-rending, this is an engrossing, deftly crafted novel by a voice that was lost to us all too soon as the author passed away in 2014
Ik ben een deserteur : mijn vlucht uit het leger in Irak zoals verteld aan Lawrence Hill by Joshua Key( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Grebo and Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijke ervaringen van een Amerikaanse soldaat in Irak, voor wie zijn gruwelijke belevenissen, het Amerikaanse geweld tegen de bevolking en de voortdurende schending van mensenrechten de beweegredenen vormden om te deserteren
The Book of Negroes, Episode 5( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As racial tensions boil in barren and destitute Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Aminata organizes a final journey back to Africa
The Book of Negroes, Episode 3( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Revolution breaks out in New York, Aminata seizes her chance and escapes to freedom in the haven of Canvas Town
 
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Someone knows my name
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The deserter's tale : the story of an ordinary soldier who walked away from the war in IraqAny known bloodSomeone knows my name : [a novel]Some great thingThe deserter's tale : why I walked away from the war in Iraq
Alternative Names
Hill, Lawrence

Hill, Lawrence Arthur 1957-

Lawrence Hill Canadees schrijver

Lawrence Hill écrivain canadien

Lawrence Hill escritor canadiense

Lawrence Hill scrittore e saggista canadese

Лоуренс Хилл

لورانس هيل، 1957-

لورانس هيل كاتب كندي

لورانس هیل

勞倫斯·希爾

Languages
English (277)

French (24)

Dutch (11)

German (3)

Norwegian (2)

Hebrew (2)

Polish (1)

Grebo (1)

Norwegian (1)