AWARD-WINNING POET, FRED D'AGUIAR, TO READ AT BABSON ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
D’Aguiar’s dozen books of poetry and fiction have been translated into an array of languages to be shared and enjoyed throughout the world.
Charles D. and Marjorie J. Thompson Visiting Poet
- Who: Fred D’Aguiar, award-winning poet, novelist and playwright, and the Gloria D. Smith professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech
- When: Wednesday, February 18, at 7:00 p.m.
- Where: Sorenson Center for the Arts , Babson College, Wellesley, MA
- Event Type: Open to the public. Admission is free.
D’Aguiar’s first novel, The Longest Memory (1994), won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was made into a film by Channel 4 (UK). D’Aguiar’s portfolio of novels also include Dear Future (1996), set on a fictional Caribbean island; Feeding the Ghosts (1997), based on the true story of a slave who survived being thrown overboard with 132 other men, women and children from a slave ship in the Atlantic; BethanyBettany (1993); Bloodlines (2000); and Children of Paradise (2014), in which he returns to Jonestown.
D’Aguiar’s essays have appeared in Harper’s, Wasafiri, Callaloo, and Best American Essays, in addition to others, and his play, A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death, was produced at Royal Court Theatre in 1991. His BBC-commissioned radio play, Days and Nights in Bedlam, was also broadcast in 2005.
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