Caryl Phillips

UK flag (b.1958)

Caryl Phillips was born in St Kitts and now lives in London and New York. He has written for television, radio, theatre and cinema and is the author of two works of non-fiction and six novels. Crossing the River was shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize and he has won the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship and the James Tate Black Memorial Prize, as well as being named the Sunday Times Writer of the Year 1992 and one of the Best of Young British Writers 1993.
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1993) : Crossing the River
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1993) : Crossing the River
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2004) : A Distant Shore

Caryl Phillips recommends
Away (2007)
Amy Bloom
"Raunchy, funny, and touching, Away is an elegant window into the perils of self-invention and reinvention in New York in the 1920s. Amy Bloom's heroine, Lillian, is an unforgettable young woman on a quest to make her life whole and to belong in an unstable, yet fascinating, new American world."

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