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Encyclopedia > M.G. Vassanji

Moyez G. Vassanji (who writes as M.G. Vassanji) is a Kenyan/Canadian novelist.

Vassanji was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1950, and raised in Tanzania. He moved to Canada in 1978, and lives in Toronto, Ontario.

He has published five novels:

  • The Gunny Sack (1989)
  • No New Land (1991)
  • The Book of Secrets (1994)
  • Amriika (1999)
  • The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (2003)

Vassanji won the inaugural Giller Prize in 1994 for The Book of Secrets. He also won the 2003 Giller Prize for The In-Between World of Vikram Lall. He was the first writer to win the Giller Prize more than once; in 2004, Alice Munro became the prize's second repeat winner.



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