Caryl Phillips is the author of several acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction, including Crossing the River, shortlisted for the 1993 Booker Prize.

His novel A Distant Shore won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2004. Other awards include the Martin Luther King Memorial Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the PEN Open Book Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Phillips, who was named the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 1992 and one of the Granta Best of Young British Writers 1993, has also written for television, radio, theatre and film.

Caryl Phillips

All nominated books

Crossing The River
A Distant Shore