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Caryl Phillips


Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips was born in Saint Kitts and came to Britain at the age of four months. Raised in Leeds and educated at Oxford University, he is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including DANCING IN THE DARK, CROSSING THE RIVER and COLOR ME ENGLISH. His novel A DISTANT SHOREwon the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and his other awards include a Lannan Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in New York. For more information, visit

Books by Caryl Phillips

by Caryl Phillips - Fiction, Literary Fiction

THE LOST CHILD is a multifaceted, deeply original response to Emily Brontë’s masterpiece, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, which gets at the heart of alienation, exile and family by transforming a classic into a profound story that is singularly its own.