Writer, novelist, and professor, Jamaica Kincaid’s 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 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 and Institute of Arts 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 in Residence 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 Étranger, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Clifton Fadiman Medal, and the Dan David Prize for Literature in 2017.