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Jim Carruth Introduces…Fred D'Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi

Jim Carruth Introduces…Fred D'Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi


Jim Carruth Introduces…Fred D'Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi


Aye Write

Dates and times

Sunday 16 May 2021
10:30AM - 11:30AM

Jim Carruth Introduces…Fred D'Aguiar & Kayo Chingonyi

10.30am – 11.30am BST*

Glasgow Makar Jim Carruth once again welcomes two poets who have not appeared at Aye Write before.Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents and grew up in Guyana, returning to England when he was a teenager. He trained as a psychiatric nurse before reading African and Caribbean Studies at the University in Canterbury. His previous collection Bill of Rights was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Fred D'Aguiar is also the author of four novels, the first of which, The Longest Memory won the Whitbread First Novel Award. He’ll be talking about s to America. Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, and moved to the UK at the age of six. His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, won the Dylan Thomas Prize and a Somerset Maugham Award and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize. He is Poetry Editor for The White Review, and an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University. He will be bringing us his latest collection A Blood Condition.

*This performance is pre-recorded and will be available to watch for three weeks after the broadcast date to accommodate different time zones.
This performance is included in the Aye Write 2021 festival pass, so you will not need to purchase this event if you have already purchased a pass.

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