Hamilton College: Panel on Favorite International Authors

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

March 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM

Location: Hamilton College Taylor Science Center, Room G041


Event Description

A discussion with novelist Kamila Shamsie '94 and poet Ishion Hutchinson about their favorite international writers.

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. His first collection, Far District, won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award. His poetry and essays have appeared in such publications as Attica, Caribbean Review of Books and LA Review. He is an assistant professor of English at Cornell University and a Pirogue Fellow.

Hamilton alumna Kamila Shamsie is the author of five novels. Her first, In the City by the Sea, was published in 1998 and shortlisted for the John Llewelyn Rhys/Mail on Sunday Prize. In 1999 she received the Award for Literature in Pakistan. Her most recent novel, Burnt Shadows, was shortlisted for Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 and has been translated into 20 languages. Shamsie grew up in Karachi, studied and taught at Hamilton College, and now lives in London.

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