Other Literary Forms
Caryl Phillips’s early work in drama brought him immediate acclaim as a young writer worthy of attention. Although his first three plays, produced in the 1980’s in London, were praised by reviewers, he is better known for his six novels and his three collections of essays. He has also written for film, radio, and television, both drama and documentaries. His literary criticism, particularly of writers on multicultural and ethnic subjects, and his commentary on social issues have appeared in a number of academic and popular journals. He also writes about sports and music. Phillips has served on several editorial boards and is the editor of the Faber and Faber Caribbean Series. His papers are collected at the Bienecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.