A year after he graduated from Harvard College, Ian Frazier began writing for The New Yorker, and he has been doing so nearly ever since. Now a staff writer for the magazine and regular contributor to The Atlantic and Outside, he is a bestselling author, humorist, and journalist.
Fraziers books include Great Plains (1989), Family (1994), and On the Rez (2000). His most recent book, Travels in Siberia (2010), chronicles a decade of fascinating, exciting, bizarre, and entertaining adventures across eastern Russia. The New York Times described it as On the Road (1951) meets The Gulag Archipelago (1968), praising Fraziers skillful storytelling, acute powers of observation, and wry voice. Barnes & Noble Review called it the genius Siberian Travelogue you should not miss.
Jamaica Kincaid is currently the Josephine Olp Weeks Chair and Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College. A distinguished contemporary writer, her early work appeared in Ingénue magazine before she became a staff writer at The New Yorker. Her books include At the Bottom of the River (1983), Annie John (1986), Mr. Potter (2002), and Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya (2005).
In 2004, Kincaid was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Before joining CMCs faculty, she taught writing classes at Harvard University as a visiting professor.
Frazier and Kincaid are currently co-teaching a class on travel narratives in the Claremont McKenna Literature Department.