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About Fred D'Aguiar

Poet, novelist, playwright and essayist, Fred D'Aguiar's was born in London
of Guyanese parents and brought up in Guyana. He returned to London for his
secondary and tertiary education. He has published 12 books and his work
has been translated into a dozen languages.
An English Sampler, New and Selected Poems was published by Chatto & Windus in 2001. His most recent collection of poems, Continental Shelf (Carcanet, 2009) was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009.
His first novel, The Longest Memory (Vintage, 1994) won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was made into a Channel 4 Film. His 5th novel, Bethany Bettany was published in 2003. He was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Cambridge and Northern Arts Literary Fellow at the universities of Durham and Newcastle. Currently, he teaches at Virginia Tech where he is Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies and Professor of English


Present Faculty Member, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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