Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7pm, Music Building, $20
a m a i c a i n c a i d
with Leonard Lopate
is the author of the novels Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, Mr. Potter, and, most recently, See Now Then, which is forthcoming in the spring of 2013. She is also the author of the collection of stories At the Bottom of the River, as well as the works of nonfiction A Small Place, My Brother, My Garden (Book), Talk Stories, and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalya. She is the recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, and the Prix Fémina Étranger. The Boston Sunday Globe has said: “[Kincaid] writes like an angel: with enviable lucidity and precision and a lyric touch that frequently aspires to the condition of poetry.” Michiko Kakutani, writing in The New York Times, has described the work of Ms. Kincaid as “fierce, incantatory…lyrical…powerful and disturbing.” Publishers Weekly has described the work of Ms. Kincaid as “mesmerizing, harrowing, richly metaphorical…with aphoristic solemnity at times evocative of Ecclesiastes.” The San Francisco Chronicle has said: “Kincaid’s lyricism ascends into the realm of the sublime.” The Washington Post has said: “Writers wish for perfect readers, but readers wish even harder for perfect writers and rarely find them…Jamaica Kincaid is about as perfect as it’s possible to be.”
In addition to reading from her work, Jamaica Kincaid will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Jamaica Kincaid: Robert E. Woolmington