2008-2009 Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

Caryl Phillips

Title: Caryl Phillips
When: Wed, Nov 12 2008 | 8:00
Where
: Rutgers Student Center - New Brunswick
Category
: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series

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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public
The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing

Publications
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Biography

Caryl Phillips has published a range of works that includes screenplays, novels, works of non-fiction, documentaries, and plays for the stage, television, and radio. His works have won a number of awards, including the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize for A Distant Shore (2003) and the 2006 PEN/Beyond the Margins Award for Dancing in the Dark (2005). His novel, Crossing the River (1993), was shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize. His latest book, Foreigners, was published in 2007. Other awards and fellowships Phillips has received include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Phillips is presently a professor of English at Yale University and a regular contributor to The Guardian and The New Republic.

Websites

Caryl Phillips' Website

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Department of English
Office of the Vice President for Undergraduate Education
Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships
Friends of Rutgers English
Plangere Writing Center
Writers House
Rutgers Federal Credit Union