Interview with the 1992 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Derek Walcott, by freelance journalist Simon Stanford, 28 April 2005. Derek Walcott talks about his Caribbean background; his early vocation to become a poet (6:17); what audience he writes for (12:58); influences from the Caribbean culture (17:12); the commercialisation of culture (24:14); what inspired him to write Omeros (27:19); being awarded the Nobel Prize, (29:40); and gives advice to young student (32:42).
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1992 Interview Transcript