Lannan literary series

Jamaica Kincaid with Robert Faggen




Ticket Info

$6 General Public
$3 with Student ID

Event Description

Jamaica Kincaid, whose work has been called loosely auto-biographical, has said, “Everything I say is true, and everything I say is not true. You couldn’t admit any of it to a court of law. It would not be good evidence.” Her recent novel, See Now Then, chronicles the death of a marriage like a beautiful elegy, where Mr. and Mrs. Sweet’s final years together are anything but. Kincaid immigrated from the West Indies at 17 to New York, where she eventually joined the staff of The New Yorker.

Her books explore themes of colonialism and its legacy, and the complex relationships between mothers and daughters. She is the author of 19 books including the novel The Autobiography of My Mother and the memoir Among Flowers, chronicling her journey deep into the mountains of Nepal.


Robert Faggen’s books include The Notebooks of Robert Frost and a forthcoming biography of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with author Ken Kesey. In 2009, he helped found the Czeslaw Milosz Institute and Archive in support of the study of Milosz and Polish culture at Claremont McKenna College, where he is Director of The Family of Benjamin Z. Gould Center for Humanistic Studies.