Profile:
Fred D’Aguiar

Fred D’Aguiar has written a dozen books of fiction and poetry, and is Director of Creative Writing at UCLA. Translated into several languages, his award-winning work has been broadcast on radio, produced on stage, and made into film. His first novel, The Longest Memory, won both the David Higham Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and was adapted for television by Channel 4. Continental Shelf, a U.K. Poetry Book Society Choice, was shortlisted for the 2009 T. S. Eliot Prize. His latest collection, The Rose of Toulouse (2013), charts his own personal history and travel; his latest novel, Children of Paradise (2014), deals with the events in 1978 at Jonestown. D'Aguiar’s essays and short stories have been widely published. He has also written, both creatively and in articles for the press, in response to gun violence in America, where he has lived and taught since the 1990s.

Fred D’Aguiar is the inaugural Writer in Residence for the TIDE project at the University of Liverpool, and hosted in collaboration with The Centre for New and International Writing.