CBC Books List Includes Creative Writing Prof’s Newest Book 

Prof. Lawrence Hill
Prof. Lawrence Hill

In its spring preview 2022 roundup, CBC Books has included creative writing professor Lawrence Hill’s children’s book, Beatrice and Croc Harry.  

Hill’s latest book is the top pick in Canadian middle-grade and is about “a young girl who wakes up all alone in a treehouse in the woods” and befriends King Crocodile Croc Harry. 

In 2016, Hill joined U of G’s School of English and Theatre Studies. His areas of expertise include global and Canadian Black history, slavery and freedom, human rights, migration, the search for home, mixed-race identity, blood as a marker of individual and collective identity, and the experiences of refugees. Among his award-winning novels are The Book of Negroes and The Illegal