Jamaican author and poet, called “Bob Markey with a pen,” known for the poetry collection Providential (2015), the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes (2007), and the national bestselling novel Waiting in Vain, a Critic’s Choice Selection of the Washington Post, which hails it as “a clear redefinition of the Caribbean novel”.
Author of the highly acclaimed debut novel, Here Comes the Sun (2016), a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an NPR Best Books of 2016.
Educator, motivational speaker, and author of award winning publications such as a coming of age memoir, Growing up X (Random House 2002).
Award-winning author of the collection How to Escape a Leper Colony: A Novella and Stories (2010), a children’s picture book I am the Virgin Islands (2012) and her novel Land of Love and Drowning (2014).
Author of Darktown, an NPR Best Book of the Year and a nominee for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; The Last Town on Earth, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction.
Award-winning American poet, and editor of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Chairman of the literary agency, Writer’s House.
Associate Director of Publicity at Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Notable Spoken Word Artist/Lyricist from Barbados.