Resident from 21 - 24 April 2012.
"I had anticipated endless lines of people shuffling across bridges to the left and to the right with, as Eliot suggests, each man fixing his eyes before his feet and silently going about his business."
Photograph by Johny Pitts
This essay evolved into a new work, viewable on The Space, with photographer Johny Pitts, exploring the journey between A Room For London and Tilbury.
Caryl Phillips was born in St Kitts, West Indies, grew up in Leeds and was educated at Oxford. He has written numerous scripts for film, theatre, radio and television. He is the author of six novels: The Final Passage, A State of Independence, Higher Ground, Cambridge, Crossing the River, The Nature of Blood, and four works of non-fiction, The European Tribe, The Atlantic Sound, A Distant Shore and, published in September 2005, Dancing in the Dark.
He has also edited Extravagant Strangers: A Literature of Belonging and The Right Set: The Faber Book of Tennis. Phillips’ awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenhein Fellowship, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. He has taught at universities in Sweden, Singapore, India, Ghana, Barbados and the United States. He divides his time between London and New York City.
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