Derek Walcott


Interview, April 2005

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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Interview, November 2000

From his home in New York, Derek Walcott talks about his life and work with Anders Hallengren one day in November 2000. We can also hear him read some lines from his works “The Muse of History” and “Origins.”

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