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Living Writers presents Jamaica Kincaid, an Antiguan-American novelist, essayist, gardener, and gardening writer whose experience as an uprooted subject informs nearly all of her work.

The New York Times praises her “refusal to curb her tongue” and her “insistence on home truths that spare herself least of all.” She’s the author of the acclaimed coming-of-age novels Annie John and Lucy, as well as Autobiography of My Mother, Mr. Potter, and See Now Then. Her nonfiction includes A Small Place, My Brother, and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya. Ms. Kincaid is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among her many accolades is the 2022 Hadada Award for lifetime achievement. A resident of Bennington, Vermont, she serves as Professor of African and African-American Studies in Residence at Harvard University.

This event is co-sponsored by the Arnold A. Sio Chair in Diversity & Community, and the Africana & Latin American Studies program. Free and open to the public.

If you cannot join us in person and would like to attend via Zoom, registration is required.  Register for Living Writers 10/6

Living Writers is hosted by the English Department with generous support from the Olive B. O'Connor Fund and the Offices of the Dean of the Faculty and the President.  A signature program of Colgate University since 1980, Living Writers is a master class in how works of literature come to be. 

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