André Alexis

André Alexis is the author of novels, short stories, and plays.


His 2015 novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada Reads, and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. In 2017, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for fiction. His internationally acclaimed debut, Childhood, won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

André Alexis is also the author of Days by Moonlight, which won the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and has penned The Hidden Keys, Pastoral, Asylum, and Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa.


He lives in Toronto, Ontario.