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Jamaica Kincaid


(Elaine Potter)
(b.1949)

Jamaica Kincaid is a novelist, gardener, and former reporter for The New Yorker Magazine. She is a Professor of Literature at Claremont-McKenna College.
 
Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Jamaica Kincaid
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Short stories
Ovando (1989)


Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1984) : At the Bottom of the River
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (1997) : The Autobiography of My Mother
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Autobiography of My Mother


Jamaica Kincaid recommends
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The Garden Party (2018)
Grace Dane Mazur
"The Garden Party is a beautiful and compelling story of love in all its prismatic colours. Grace Dane Mazur is that rare writer who makes domesticity alluring even as she brilliantly presents its dangers and complexity in sharp, tart language that is so enjoyable to read. Lightness, darkness, longing: all skillfully contained here. I loved this book, for it reminded me of the pleasure that reading a good book can bring and the sadness that comes over me when I am done."

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