Department of English

University of Toronto

Boyagoda, Randy

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Professor of English; Graduate Faculty; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Phone: 416-926-7131
Office Location: Odette Hall, 128
Email: randy.boyagoda@utoronto.ca
Mailing Address: University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto,
81 St. Mary St., Toronto, ON M5S 1J4

Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Mondays, 12-2 PM and by appointment

Faculty Bookshelf
Writer, critic and scholar Randy Boyagoda is the author of two novels, a SSHRC-supported critical biography, and a scholarly monograph. His fiction has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2006) and IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize (2012), and named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Selection (2012). He contributes essays, reviews, and opinions to publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, First Things, Harper’s, Financial Times (UK), Guardian, New Statesman, Globe and Mail, and National Post, in addition to appearing frequently on CBC Radio. He served as President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017. His third novel, Original Prin, will be published in 2018.  

Degrees
B.A. (Toronto); M.A., Ph.D. (Boston University)

Publications
Writer, critic and scholar Randy Boyagoda is the author of two novels, a SSHRC-supported critical biography, and a scholarly monograph. His fiction has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2006) and IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize (2012), and named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Selection (2012). He contributes essays, reviews, and opinions to publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, First Things, Harper’s, Financial Times (UK), Guardian, New Statesman, Globe and Mail, and National Post, in addition to appearing frequently on CBC Radio. He is currently writing a new novel and researching a study of the roles writers and intellectuals have played in modern U.S. foreign policy, which has most recently occasioned a review essay in American Literary History.


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