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Name: Caryl Phillips  
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Date of Birth: 13th March 1958
Place of Birth: St. Kitts, West Indies
Profession: Writer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Caryl Phillips (born 13 March 1958) is a British writer with a Caribbean background, best known as a novelist. He is now professor at Yale University and a visiting professor at Barnard College of Columbia University.

He was born on St. Kitts, and was brought up in Leeds, Yorkshire. He read English at Queen's College, Oxford. He began writing mainly drama. He has tackled themes on the African slave trade from many angles. His work has been recognised by numerous awards.

External link

  • British Council page
  • Caryl Phillips' website

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