Authors & Featured Guests

Introducing the 2017 Anguilla Lit Fest line-up

This year’s distinguished panel of authors and publishers includes

 

Colin Channer 

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”.  

 

Nicole Dennis-Benn

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.  

 

Ilyasah Shabazz

Educator, motivational speaker, and author of award winning publications such as a coming of age memoir, Growing up X (Random House 2002). 

 

Tiphanie Yanique

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).  

 

Thomas Mullen

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. 

 

Kevin Larimer  

Award-winning American poet,  and editor  of Poets & Writers Magazine. 

 

Amy Berkower 

Chairman of the literary agency, Writer’s House. 

 

Yona Deshommes 

Associate Director of Publicity at Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. 

 

Adrian Green 

Notable Spoken Word Artist/Lyricist from Barbados.