The November 10, 2013 issue of the New York Times features five Akashic authors: Lucian Perkins, Bernice L. McFadden, Edwidge Danticat, Colin Channer, and Elizabeth Nunez!
To celebrate the release of The Family Mansion, Hirsh Sawhney asks Anthony C. Winkler about his writing process; what he thinks should be required reading for people interested in the Caribbean; and why writing screenplays is so different than writing a novel.
Mita landed in Kingston at three and instructed the cabby to take her to the Courtleigh . . . Knutsford Boulevard . . . New Kingston.
A slip of paper with the addresses and names was getting damp in her bra. She gazed out the window at the glittering sea, trying hard to relax, but it was impossible. The sea hugged the side of the flat smooth road for miles until it cut away from the sea altogether and became narrow and rutted and cars swerved dangerously past the meager little houses leaning shoulder to shoulder. Soon they were in the heart of midtown in slow-moving traffic, the sidewalks overflowing with people, and floors and floors of office windows climbing to the sky . . .
It was when the papers come out with the gyal’s picture print big and broad on the front page that August Town people did find out her rightful name. Marilyn Fairweather. It sounded right. It sounded like a white woman’s name. But for the six days she had been in August Town we had just called her “the white gyal with the camera.” Or “the white gyal” for short.
To celebrate the release The Family Mansion Akashic Publisher Johnny Temple recorded a video that makes it clear: Jamaicans love Anthony C. Winkler!
You might be interested in:
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- Even in Paradise
- Caribbean Debuts Digit
- The Angels’ Share
- Kaylie Jones Books Digit
- So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
- Gomer’s Song
- John Crow’s Devil
- The Lunatic
- Go de Rass to Sleep
- Dog War
- Kingston Noir (Jamaica)
- God Carlos
- She’s Gone
- The Family Mansion
- The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread
- Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook (SIGNED COPY)
- A Simple Distance
- The Gospel According to Cane
- The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business
- The Girl with the Golden Shoes
- The Duppy
- Among the Bloodpeople: Politics & Flesh
- Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean
- Black Marks