Writer, novelist, and professor Jamaica Kincaid tempers the boundary between poetry and prose. (4/11)

On April 11th at 8:00 p.m. in the Villard Room, Jamaica Kincaid will deliver “Landscapes and Memories.” She skillfully and elegantly tempers the boundary between poetry and prose. Through her books and novels including Annie John, Lucy, At the Bottom of the River and A Small Place, she has carved out a unique and cherished place in the American literary landscape.

Beginning her academic career in 1991 at Harvard University holding joint appointments in the English and African-American Studies departments, Kincaid is currently the Professor of African and African American Studies in Residence at Harvard University. The former Josephine Olp Weeks Chair at Claremont McKenna, Kincaid was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. She has won the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, Prix Femina Étranger, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Clifton Fadiman Medal. In 2014, she won the American Book Award, which celebrates multiculturalism and free expression.

The Alex Krieger '95 Memorial Lecture at Vassar College is given each spring in memory of Alex Krieger who passed away in an automobile accident in the spring of his freshmen year. In consultation with Alex's family, Vassar has invited outstanding American writers as Krieger Lecturers over the last several years.

Sponsored by the Alex Krieger '95 Memorial Fund.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, March 6, 2019