Wednesday, 13 May 2015

In Search of the Lost Child: In Conversation with Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips, Writer

When: 6.30pm, Tuesday, 26 May 2015.
Where: Lecture Theatre 002, Business and Law Building, City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Refreshments and a book signing will be available from 5.45pm. 

Free admission, Register for the event
Caryl Phillips will read from his latest novel, The Lost Child, in which he re-imagines the origins of one of English literature’s most iconic characters: Emily Brontë’s Heathcliff.

After the reading, Caryl will discuss the inspiration behind his new book and talk about some of the major preoccupations of his fiction and non-fiction, in a conversation led by Dr Clare Elliott and Professor Brian Ward of Northumbria University’s Humanities Department.

Caryl Phillips is one of the most highly acclaimed novelists and essayist of his generation. His numerous fictional and non-fiction works include Dancing in the Dark, Colour Me English, Crossing the River and The Atlantic Sound.

He was awarded the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for his novel, A Distant Shore and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Crossing the River. His many other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

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