Born in 1957 in Trinidad and Tobago, André Alexis is the author of many books, including six novels, a short story collection, and a book of nonfiction. Across all genres, he works in clear prose that propels readers through complex philosophical questions. Alexis’s latest project is a five-part series of novels that he describes as a “quincunx.” Beginning with “Pastoral” (2014) and continuing through “Fifteen Dogs” (2015) and “The Hidden Keys” (2016), each book has attempted to resuscitate a forgotten or neglected genre: The pastoral, the apologue, the quest narrative. He has received many honors, including, most recently, the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize. “Days By Moonlight” (2019) is his newest novel.
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