Jamaica Kincaid reading and discussion with Phillip Lopate – Eat, Drink & Be Literary at BAMcafe

April 2018

Interviews Reading Audio


Presented by the National Book Foundation and BAM

The beloved author of At the Bottom of the River reads from and discusses See Now Then, her first novel in 10 years.

“Kincaid writes with passion and conviction…a musical sense of language, a poet’s understanding of how politics and history, private and public events, overlap and blur.” —The New York Times

Born in Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid is the author of the memoir My Brother, which won the Prix Femina Etranger, and the works Annie John, Lucy, Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya, Mr. Potter, and The Autobiography of My Mother, which won the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. Kincaid’s short story collection At the Bottom of the River won the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award and was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award. Her short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and The New Yorker, where she was a staff writer for 19 years.