Award Name : Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Literature
Location : Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
George Lamming (born 8 June 1927) is a novelist, essayist and poet, who is the most famous writer to emerge from Barbados and one of the Caribbean's most important novelists."Each of his novels is both complete in itself and part of a continually developing vision linked to the changing political scene in the Caribbean, with its urgent problems of political and psychological decolonisation, and to Lamming's evolving understanding of the human condition."He is a visiting professor in the Africana Studies Department of Brown University.He received Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 2014 for Lifetime achievement.