Three exciting writers visit...

2nd & 3rd November 2007

James Robertson, Jackie Kay and Caryl Phillips will be reading at the DCA in conjunction with the conference 'A Triangular Traffic: Literature, Slavery and the Archive', 2 & 3rd November, hosted by the University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Please note that while the writers' events are free, tickets are limited - to register please complete the Conference Registration Form - PDF Version | word version.

2nd November: James Robertson 4.15 - 5.45
(DCA Meeting Room)

James Robertson is a novelist and poet based in Angus and recently served as the Scottish Parliament's first Writer in Residence. His second novel, Joseph Knight, won two major Scottish literary prizes in 2003/4 - the Saltire Scottish Book of the Year and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year. He has published two novels, stories, poetry, anthologies, compiled a Scottish Dictionary of Quotations and is also editor of an educational Scots imprint.

james robertson

3rd November: Jackie Kay 4.30 - 5.45
(DCA Meeting Room)

Jackie Kay is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She is one of the best-loved of contemporary poets in Britain today, equally at home in adults and children's literature, in poetry, fiction and drama. Her most recent play, The Lamplighter was commissioned to mark the bi-centenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. Her poetry and fiction has won many awards including the Saltire Society Scottish First Book of the Year Award, Scottish Arts Council Book Award, Signal Poetry Award, Somerset Maugham Award, Guardian Fiction Prize, Authors' Club First Novel Award, Cholmondeley Award and British Book Awards Decibel Writer of the Year. She was awarded an MBE in 2006.

jackie kay

3rd November: Caryl Phillips 6.30 - 7.45
(DCA Meeting Room)

Caryl Phillips, is Professor of English at Yale University. He writes fiction, drama and travel narratives, and much of his writing has focused on the issues of identity, home and belonging. His most recent novel, Foreigners, retells the tragic lives of three black Englishmen - Frances Barber (Samuel Johnson's slave), Randolph Turpin (Britain's first black World champion boxer) and David Oluwale (a victim of police brutality) who were positioned as foreigners in English society. Phillips has won numerous prizes, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Lannan Literary award, and has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.


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