Jamaica Kincaid is a Caribbean novelist, gardener, and gardening writer. Her short fiction has appeared in The Paris Review and The New Yorker, where her novel Lucy was originally serialized. Her first book, At the Bottom of the River, was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and she has gone on to write more than fifteen books, including A Small Place, Annie John, and Mr. Potter. She has received the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, the Prix Femina Étranger, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and the Lila Wallace–Reader’s Digest Writers’ Award. Kincaid lives in North Bennington, Vermont, during the summers and teaches at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. Her latest novel, See Now Then, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in February 2013.
A multi-generational tale of love and madness, mothers and daughters, folkloric wisdom and the grim legacy of slavery, set on the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe. “There’s magic, madness, glory, tenderness, above all abundant hope.”—Financial Times