Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7pm, Music Building, $10
a r y l h i l l i p s
with Leonard Lopate
is a recipient of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, as well as a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the author of the novels Cambridge, Crossing the River, The Nature of Blood, A Distant Shore, Dancing in the Dark, In the Falling Snow, and most recently, The Lost Child, as well as the volumes of nonfiction The European Tribe, Foreigners, and Colour Me English. Booklist has said: “Phillips is in a league with Toni Morrison and V.S. Naipaul.” The Boston Globe has said: “Phillips lives, breathes, and masterfully teases into prose the singular dilemma of the outsider… [His work] is rich and deeply affecting.” The New York Times Book Review has said: “Caryl Phillips is seen by many as the father of Afro-British fiction… [He has taken] a firm step toward joining the company of the literary giants of our time.” Book Page has described Mr. Phillips as “one of our best writers.”
In addition to reading from his work, Mr. Phillips will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.