Our commitment to honouring Austin Clarke’s memory includes publishing annual essays on Clarke’s legacy, broadly defined. We are actively soliciting personal remembrances, scholarly essays, and creative reflections on his work. Please email our editor-in-chief, Sanchari Sur, if you have an essay you’d like to pitch.

Listening to Austin

I first came to Canada when I was 19 years old.

On Inheritance: Hospitality or Decolonial Eating

What we might inherit is not always known in advance of the inheritance. When the inheritance is outside of the material or the tangible, sometimes noticing it is difficult.

On Austin Clarke’s Style

When a writer leaves us, we are left only with fragments to draw upon, pore over, and reassess to hold onto some aspect of his being.

The Afterlives of Austin Clarke

Introducing the Austin Clarke Prize in Literary Excellence