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An Evening with: Jamaica Kincaid
Join the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program for An Evening with Jamaica Kincaid, UCalgary's 2022-2023 Distinguished Visiting Writer.

Feb 9, 2023 06:30 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Jamaica Kincaid
2022-2023 Distinguished Visiting Writer @Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
One of the most highly acclaimed writers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, Jamaica Kincaid is a writer with a clear, illuminating vision of humanity. Written in a deceptively simple and unadorned style, Kincaid’s books are informed by her status as an uprooted subject, born in the Caribbean Island of Antigua, but living in North America. Kincaid deals with such universal themes as coming-of-age and the necessity of separation from parents and establishing identity. Her books include Annie John (1985), A Small Place (1998), Lucy (1990), The Autobiography of My Mother (1996), Mr. Potter (2002), Among Flowers (2005), and See Now Then (2013).
Suzette Mayr
Professor of Creative Writing @University of Calgary
Suzette Mayr is the author of six novels including her most recent, The Sleeping Car Porter, which won the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Award. Her other novels have won the ReLit Award and City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, and been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean Region, the Writers' Guild of Alberta's Best First Book and Best Novel Awards, and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Mayr has also published articles in the peer-reviewed journals Horror Studies, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, The Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature, and in Antipodes. She is a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Calgary.