Caryl Phillips Spending the Summer as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College

Award-winning author Caryl Phillips is spending the summer as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Kenneth Montgomery was a 1925 graduate of the college and in 1977 endowed the fellowship “to provide for the advancement of the academic realm of the college in ways that will significantly add to the quality and character thereof, making possible major new dimensions for, as well as extraordinary enrichments to, the educational experience.”

Phillips is teaching a course entitled “Race and Class in Postwar British Fiction.” He resides in the Montgomery mansion which is just off the Dartmouth campus.

Phillips is the author of nine novels and several works of nonfiction. He was born on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts but grew up in the English city of Leeds.

Phillips is a graduate of Oxford University. This fall he will return to Yale University where he is a professor of English.