Randy Boyagoda

Criticism, Fiction

Randy Boyagoda is Principal and Vice President of the University of St. Michael's College in Toronto where he holds the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts and Letters. He is also a member of the University of Toronto's English Department, and served as the President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017. Boyagoda has published several novels, including Governor of the Northern Province (2006), Beggar's Feast (2011), and Original Prin (2018); he has also published a biography of Richard John Neuhaus (2015). His fiction has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize, and named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Selection.

Festival Years: 2016