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selected interviews

2012

  • "An Interview with Caryl Phillips"
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Volume 53, Number 4, Winter 2012, pp. 628-645.
  • Abigail Ward interviews Caryl Phillips.
  • "Caryl Phillips: Interview"
  • Mosaic: Literary Arts of the Diaspora
  • March 19, 2012
  • Caryl Phillips discusses his writing and his thoughts about literature with Clarence Reynolds.
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  • "The Narrative Is Not Written in Stone"
  • SX Salon: A Small Axe Literary Platform
  • February 25, 2012
  • Bastian Balthazar Becker interviews Caryl Phillips about his latest book, Color Me English.
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2011

  • "Discomfort zone: Author Caryl Phillips explores issues of multiculturalism"
  • The Times Union
  • July 11, 2011
  • Elizabeth Floyd Mair interviews Caryl Phillips about his new book, Color Me English.
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  • Interview with Caryl Phillips at FLIP: Paraty International Literary Festival
  • Paraty, Brazil
  • July 2011
  • Interview with Caryl Phillips at the Paraty International Literary Festival.
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  • "Caryl Phillips: The arts are the window through which we see ourselves"
  • Caribbean Beat
  • Issue 109 May/June 2011
  • The reflections of British-Caribbean writer Caryl Phillips, as told to Lisa Allen-Agostini.
  • Read the full interview

2010


  • "Author Caryl Phillips in Residence at UMass-Amherst"
  • Amherst, MA (wfcr)
  • April 10, 2010
  • Author, playwright, screenwriter and teacher Caryl Phillips is in residence at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst this week. Details of his visit are at umass.edu/hfa/isha. Phillips spoke with WFCR's Bob Paquette. © Copyright 2011, wfcr
  • Listen to the interview

2009

  • "Migrant Journeys: A Conversation with Caryl Phillips"
  • Atlantic Studies
  • December 2009
  • With Elvira Pulitano. This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Atlantic Studies © 2009 Copyright Taylor & Francis; Atlantic Studies is available online.
  • Read the full interview
  • Conversations with Caryl Phillips
  • University Press of Mississippi
  • April 27, 2009
  • A collection of nineteen interviews conducted over more than two decades on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Caribbean, edited by Renee T. Schatteman. Available for purchase at amazon.com.

2007

  • "Afroeuropa in Conversation with Caryl Phillips"
  • Afroeuropa: Journal of Afroeuropean Studies
  • October 23, 2007
  • With Maya G. Vinuesa. In this interview, Caryl Phillips speaks about his narrative, his characters, his life, his vision of Afroeurope and much more....
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  • "Not Afraid of Ambiguity: Caryl Phillips in Interview with Axel Stahler, Bonn/Munster"
  • Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies
  • September 2007
  • The interview was conducted at the fringe of an international conference on "Fundamentalism and Literature" at the University of Munster in November 2006, (organizer: Klaus Stierstorfer, co-convener: Axel Stahler) to which Caryl Phillips had been invited as keynote speaker.
  • Read the full interview

2000


1995

  • "An Interview with Caryl Phillips: I am What I am Because I was Born There"
  • The Caribbean Writer
  • 1995
  • The following interview was conducted by telephone on Dec. 15, 1994. Caryl Phillips was in Amherst, Massachusetts and Erika Waters was in St. Croix.
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1994

  • "Crisscrossing the River: An Interview with Caryl Phillips"
  • ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature
  • October 1994
  • Caryl Phillips discusses his novel, Crossing the River, with Carol Margaret Davison.
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1992