Joint Reading With Caryl Phillips and Akhil Sharma
We are excited to announce Caryl Phillips as the Spring 2020 Blackburn Writer-In-Residence with Duke's English Department. Caryl Phillips is a novelist, playwright, and essayist, and among his many novels are The Final Passage (1985), Crossing the River(1993), A Distant Shore (2003) The Lost Child (2015), and A View of Empire at Sunset (2018). He is the winner of multiple awards, and is professor of English at Yale University.
Phillips will be joined for this reading event by Akhil Sharma the newest member of the English Department at Duke, as a professor of creative writing. His first published novel An Obedient Father won the 2001 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. His second, Family Life, won the 2015 Folio Prize and 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.