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Lewis Desoto

Lewis DeSoto was born in South Africa and moved to Canada as a teenager. His first novel, A Blade of Grass , was an international bestseller and an International Book of the Month selection. Longlisted for both the Man Booker Prize and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger, the novel was also a finalist for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. An artist as well as a writer, DeSoto authored a biography of the painter Emily Carr....See more