Novelist and poet Jamaica Kincaid will speak at the University of Portland this Thursday, April 4. The former New Yorker writer, currently a professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, Kincaid is celebrated for her poetic style. Born in Antigua, Kincaid has won numerous awards for her writings, which range from an intimate description of a divorce, "See Now Then"; to a study of the impact of globalization, "A Small Place"; as well as biography, adventure stories and meditations on gardening.
Kincaid was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2004 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009. She has won the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, Prix Femina Étranger, Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Clifton Fadiman Medal.
Jamaica Kincaid: 7:30 p.m. in the Buckley Center Auditorium, University of Portland, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The free event is part of the Schoenfeldt Visiting Writer Series.