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Birthplace
Guyana
Residence
Bermuda
Identities
Guyana
DOB
Not provided
Gender
Male

Michael Gilkes

Born in Guyana in 1935, Michael Gilkes taught at the University of Guyana, the University of the West Indies in Barbados for many years and at the Sir Arthur Lewis community College in St. Lucia. He has recently been a Quillian Visiting Professor at Randolph-Macon Women’s College. He currently lives in Bermuda.

He is a distinguished Caribbean critic, dramatist and lecturer and more recently a film maker. His critical work includes his Wilson Harris and the Caribbean Novel, (1975), The Literate Imagination (Ed.) (also on Harris) and The West Indian NovelTwayne, forthcoming. His play, Couvade, was published by Cape in 1974. A Pleasant Career, a play about the life and fiction of Edgar Mittelholzer, won the prestigious Guyana Prize for Drama in 1992.

Joanstown won the 2002 Guyana Prize for best book of poetry. He won the 2006 Guyana Prize for drama with his play The Last of the Redmen.

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