'Book Of Negroes' Author Lawrence Hill Talks Blood and Going Off the Grid

Commonwealth Prize-winning author Lawrence Hill was recently at The Banff Centre as part of our Leading Ideas Speaker Series, reflecting on the idea of blood as a historical and contemporary marker of identity and belonging. It was a theme he explored as part of the CBC Massey Lectures series this year.

Hill spoke to our radio producer, Sarah Feldbloom. It might be said that a writer and a mountaineer face similar challenges when attempting to ascend to great summits. 

Inspired by the local landscape, we like to ask our guests a series of questions as equally relevant to artists and innovators here at The Banff Centre as they are to those who climb — or contemplate — the mountains that surround us.