A new life for Jamaica Kincaid’s ‘Annie John’

The Center for Fiction has awarded its Clifton Fadiman Medal (given to a living author for a work at least 10 years old that “deserves renewed notice”) to Jamaica Kincaid’s 1985 novel, Annie John. The selection was made by writer Jane Smiley. The autobiographical Annie John, one of the Caribbean’s most popular Bildungsroman (Kincaid was born in the island of Antigua) went on to be nominated for the L.A. Times Book Prize for fiction (which was won that year by Louise Erdrich for “Love Medicine”) and multiple other awards. In being honored by the Center for Fiction, Kincaid will receive the Clifton Fadiman Medal and $5,000 at a ceremony in New York on April 14.

For more go to http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/03/annie-john.html

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