MAR 10 | Durst Distinguished Lecture: Caryl Phillips


Durst Distinguished Lecture: Caryl Phillips
A Reading and Conversation

Thursday, March 10, 2016   

Neuberger Museum Study


The author of eleven award-winning novels, Caryl Phillips is also a prolific essayist, journalist, screenwriter, and playwright. His work, in all genres, traces the movements back and forth around the world and the legacies of the “migrations forced and voluntary,” as he puts it, that define the modern and postmodern world.

Phillips’s most recent novel, The Lost Child, revisits the story of Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights.

Phillips is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a British Council Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and the 2006 PEN/Beyond the Margins Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Society of the Arts, and recipient of the 2013 Anthony N. Sabga Caribbean Award for Excellence. Phillips was born in St.Kitts and grew up in Leeds, UK.

The Durst Distinguished Lecture Series is made possible by the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature Endowment.