Award-winning British-Guyanese writer Fred D’Aguiar turns to memoir in Year of Plagues, a piercing and unforgettable recollection of the past year.
2020 was a year of global and personal crisis for Fred D’Aguiar: the pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, California burned, and D’Aguiar was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Combining personal reminiscence and philosophy, Fred’s work questions the purpose of pursuing a life of writing and teaching in the face of overwhelming upheavals. Harrowing yet uplifting, a memoir of existence, protest, and survival.
Poet, novelist and playwright Fred d’Aguiar has won the Malcolm X and the T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, the Whitbread First Novel Award, the David Higham Prize for Fiction, and has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. He is a Professor of English at UCLA.
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