D. Y. Béchard

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D. Y. Béchard

Deni Ellis Béchard is the author of five books: Vandal Love, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize; Of Bonobos and Men, winner of the Nautilus Book Award for investigative journalism; Cures for Hunger, a memoir about growing up with a bank robber for a father; Into the Sun, a novel about the civilian surge in Afghanistan; and Kuei: a Conversation on Racism, an epistolary book co-authored with First Nations poet Natasha Kanapé-Fontaine. His photojournalism has been exhibited in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, and his articles, fiction, and photos have been published in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including the LA Times, Salon, Reuters, The Guardian, Patagonia, La Repubblica, The Walrus, Pacific Standard, Le Devoir, Vanity Fair Italia, The Herald Scotland, the Huffington Post, the National Post, and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has reported from India, Cuba, Rwanda, Colombia, Iraq, the Congo, and Afghanistan.