Randy Boyagoda

Soharn Randy Boyagoda (born 1976) is a Canadian writer, intellectual and critic known for his novels Governor of the Northern Province (2006), Beggar’s Feast (2011), Original Prin (2018), and Dante’s Indiana (2021). He is also the author of a biography of Richard John Neuhaus (2015).

He is the past principal and vice-president of the University of St. Michael’s College in Toronto, where he held the Basilian Chair in Christianity, Arts and Letters. He is currently the Vice-Dean, Undergraduate, of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. Boyagoda is also a professor in the University of Toronto’s English Department, and currently chairs the PEN Canada Advisory Board. He served as President of PEN Canada from 2015-2017.

Books in order of publication:

Governor of the Northern Province: A Novel (2006)

Race, Immigration and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner (2008)

Beggar’s Feast: A Novel (2011-2014)

Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square (2015)

Original Prin (2018)

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