Thursday, January 5, 2012
Hopwood Room, 1176 Angell Hall.
Bahamian/Trinidadian author Christian CampbellThe Zell Visiting Writers Series presents a Roundtable Discussion with Bahamian/Trinidadian author Christian Campbell (see full biography below). Contact: Megan Levad . 2:00pm, Hopwood Room, 1176 Angell Hall. Christian Campbell is a writer of Bahamian and Trinidadian heritage and the author of Running the Dusk (Peepal Tree Press, 2010). An Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto, he studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and received a PhD at Duke. His work has been published widely in journals and anthologies in the Caribbean, the UK, the US and Canada. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa calls Running the Dusk "the gutsy work of a long-distance runner who possesses the wit and endurance, the staying power of authentic genius." Running the Dusk was shortlisted for the Cave Canem Prize (US), the Forward Poetry Prize for the Best First Book (UK) and the inaugural Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award (Caribbean), and won the 2010 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize (UK) and a Lannan Residency Fellowship (US). Website: http://caribbeanreviewofbooks.com/crb-archive/22-july-2010/i-must-make-trouble-for-the-nation/