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Posted on October 14 2020

We're delighted that the Winter Choice which will be sent to all our Choice Members in mid November will be Fred D’Aguiar's Letters to America (Carcanet).
Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 to Guyanese parents. He grew up in Guyana, returning to England in his teens. He trained as a psychiatric nurse before reading African and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Cambridge University and has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. He is also the author of four novels, the first of which, The Longest Memory (Pantheon, 1994), won both the David Higham Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread First Novel Award. His plays include High Life (1987) and A Jamaican Airman Foresees His Death (1991), which was performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London. Mr Reasonable was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015. He was Professor of English and Gloria D. Smith Professor of Africana Studies at Virginia Tech State University. In 2015 he became a Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at UCLA. Letters to America is his fourth Carcanet collection.

PBS Members enjoy a year of poetry parcels delivered straight to their door plus 25% off all books on our extensive independent poetry bookshop. Don't forget new members also get a FREE copy of our Autumn magazine, a £10 book voucher and a free Edwin Morgan Poetry Award pamphlet whilst stocks last.


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