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Anthony C Winkler

Jamaica (b.1942)

Anthony Winkler is one of Jamaica's most gifted and successful writers. Two of his novels have been made into movies. His original screenplay, The Annihilation of Fish, has been made into a movie starring James Earl Jones, Lynn Redgrave and Margot Kidder. It's the story of a retired old Jamaican named Fish who has no purpose in life since his retirement so he fantasizes that his remaining purpose is to wrestle a devil and throw him out of the house whenever he appears. Life gets complicated when he falls in love with his neighbor, Poinsettia, whom he persuades to become his referee.