JAMAICA KINCAID is a writer, novelist, and professor. Her works include Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and Mr. Potter, as well as her classic history of her Antigua, A Small Place, and a memoir, My Brother. Her first book, the collection of stories At the Bottom of the River, won the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Kincaid's last novel, See Now Then, was published in 2013. Professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University, Kincaid was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004. She has received a Guggenheim Award, the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, the Prix Femina Éstranger, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Clifton Fadiman Medal, and the Dan David Prize for Literature in 2017.
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