Caryl Phillips was born in St Kitts in 1958, grew up in the North of England and now lives in New York. He began his literary career as a playwright, and is now mainly known as an essayist and a novelist. He has won many awards for his writing, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (for Crossing the River
, in 1993) and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (for A Distant Shore
, in 2004). His latest books are the collection of essays Colour Me English
(2011) and the novel The Lost Child
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