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WATCH LIVE: Author Lawrence Hill discusses ’The Illegal’

Join author Lawrence Hill as he discusses his inspirations for his new novel, ’The Illegal,’ in a live, interactive talk on Wednesday at 7 PM ET
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 27. Canadian writer Lawrence Hill poses during a portrait session held on April 27, 2012 in Paris, France. Ulf Andersen/Getty Images
Photograph by Cole Garside
Photograph by Cole Garside

Lawrence Hill, the award-winning author of The Book of Negroes, has written his fourth novel eight years after that seminal read. The Illegal, in stores now, is very much a book for our times, with its marathon-running protagonist who has fled violence in his homeland and gone into hiding as an undocumented refugee in a rich nation where he is not wanted. Donna Bailey Nurse interviewed Hill about The Illegal here.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 pm ET, Hill will deliver a lecture at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Maclean’s will be streaming his conversation about his writing process, his inspirations, and his work.

Register for the webcast by clicking here. You can ask questions of Hill from the live-stream audience—just use the Twitter hashtag #CIGILive, or send tweets to @CIGIOnline to submit questions to the speaker on stage. And to get ready for the talk, watch a preview video below:

The live-stream will be available below on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 PM ET.