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Jamaica Kincaid on writing, her life, and The New Yorker

Born in Antigua, Jamaica Kincaid arrived in the United States as a seventeen-year-old au pair. Working her way through college, she eventually became a staff writer at the New Yorker and one of our most renowned novelists. Her Caribbean birthplace continues to inspire her fiction, from "Annie John" and "Lucy" to "Mr. Potter" and "See Now Then."