Jamaican writer (and fellow blogger) Geoffrey Philp will be reading from his latest collection, Who’s Your Daddy? And Other Stories, at the 9th annual Calabash International Literary Festival, which will be held in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, May 22-24, 2009. “To be invited to read with this the select group of writers at the Calabash International Literary Festival is an honor that I will always cherish,” said Philp, who will be also be reading at Books & Books on June 9, 2009, for the Miami launch of his short story collection.
Geoffrey has just posted a sensitive meditation of how gender issues impacted the writing of Who’s Your Daddy? which we invite you to ready at http://geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com/.
In addition to his new collection of short stories, Philp has published a novel (Benjamin, My Son, 2003), an earlier short story collection (Uncle Obadiah and the Alien, 1997), five collections of poetry (among them Ihurricane Center, 1998, and xango music, 2001), and a play Ogun’s Last Stand (2005). He has a new collection of poems Dub Wise forthcoming in 2010 from Peepal Tree Press. Philp is also one of the growing number of Caribbean authors to have produced books for children. His Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories came out in 2007.