Trinidad and Tobago
|Notable works||The Amazing Absorbing Boy, A Perfect Pledge, Homer in Flight|
|Notable awards||Toronto Book Award, Trillium Book Award|
I had no real idea I was going to become a writer. It was just a game for me. I just liked pretending, daydreaming and imagining.
Immigrants use the library often. A lot of them don't have access to books and Internet at home. They seem so disconnected to the city.
I don't want to sound too Oprah-ish or anything like that, but I really believe that if you have the power to imagine particular things, you have the ability to transform them.