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Portrature of the Writers invited to the "Edinburgh International Book Festival 2007". Scotland

Edinburgh 17/08/2007. International Book Festival. David Dabydeen (Born December 9, 1955) is a Guyanese-born critic, writer and novelist..Dabydeen was born in Berbice, Guyana, and moved to England with his parents in 1969. He read English at Cambridge University, and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with honours. He then gained a Ph.D. in 18th century literature and art at University College London in 1982, and was awarded a research fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and Professor at the Centre for British Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also Guyana's Ambassador-at-Large and a member of UNESCO's Executive Board. He is the author of four novels, three collections of poetry and several works of non-fiction and criticism. His first book, Slave Song (1984), a collection of poetry, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the Quiller-Couch Prize. A new collection, Turner, was published in 2002.

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Edinburgh 17/08/2007. International Book Festival. David Dabydeen (Born December 9, 1955) is a Guyanese-born critic, writer and novelist..Dabydeen was born in Berbice, Guyana, and moved to England with his parents in 1969. He read English at Cambridge University, and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with honours. He then gained a Ph.D. in 18th century literature and art at University College London in 1982, and was awarded a research fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is Director of the Centre for Caribbean Studies and Professor at the Centre for British Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick. He is also Guyana's Ambassador-at-Large and a member of UNESCO's Executive Board. He is the author of four novels, three collections of poetry and several works of non-fiction and criticism. His first book, Slave Song (1984), a collection of poetry, won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the Quiller-Couch Prize. A new collection, Turner, was published in 2002.