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The 2019 NGC Bocas Lit Fest line-up of writers, speakers, and performers.
Author of Jinx
Author of How to Love A Jamaican
Writer | Academic | Activist
Author of 'The Undiscovered Country'
Arena Film Director and Creative Advisor
Writer | Editorial consultant
Writer | Cultural Researcher
Writer and activist
Ayanna Gillian Lloyd
fiction and creative non-fiction writer
Professor Emerita of language and literature | Novelist
Calypsonian | Extempo lyricist
Author of Here There Are Monsters
Professor Emerita of history | Author
Author of 'The Dyzgraphxst'
Author of A View of the Empire at Sunset
2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers Winner
Director of The Noel Norton Collection Limited
Author of Golden Child
Poet | Journalist | Human rights activist
Winner of the Forward Prize
Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry
Author of Greyborn Rising
Winner of the 2019 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize for poetry
Author of Ordinary People
Author of 'Daylight Come'
Critically-acclaimed Trinidadian writer
Author of 'Stick No Bills'
Author of Empty Arms
Journalist and Media Consultant
Deputy Festival Director, NGC Bocas Lit Fest | Nigerian prize-winning writer based in Trinidad
Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI St. Augustine
Founder of T&T band jointpop
Award-winning author, broadcaster and columnist
Professor Emeritus of West Indian Literature at UWI, St. Augustine
Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders
President of the Caribbean Court of Justice
Author of 'Love after Love'
Author of 'Black Rain Falling'
Professor Emerita, UWI Cave Hill
Ambassador of Spain to Trinidad and Tobago
Author of The YaraStar trilogy
Author of The Village, The Child
Ambassador of the Dominican Republic to Trinidad and Tobago
Author of Beryl McBurnie
Secretary General of the ACS
Author of 'Unravelling'
Author of Near Open Water
Professor Emeritus of West Indian literature | Literary critic
Poet, playwright and director
Kevin Adonis Browne
Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize
Kevin Jared Hosein
Winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
Krystal A. Sital
Author of Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad
Author of Decolonial Daughter: Letters from a Black Woman to her European Son
Author of 'Home Home'
Writer and producer
Online editor and digital director of Granta magazine
Author of The Marvellous Equations of the Dread
Editor of New Daughters of Africa (anthology)
Photographer | Producer
political commentator and former Minister
Writer of fiction, cultural history, and criticism
Photographer and reporter
Winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize
Co-facilitator of the Cropper Foundation Writers’ Workshop.
Author of Kal Kahanis
Author of A House With No Angels
Jamaican-Canadian Speculative Fiction Writer
Néhémy Pierre Dahomey
Poet, philosopher and novelist
Programme Director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest
Author and mental health advocate
Author of Ordinary Beast
Music Industry Analyst
Writer, Director, Actor
Minister of Trade and Industry
Author of 'For The Love of Pan'
Writer, journalist, cultural critic
Author of Memoir of a Cocoa Farmer's Daughter.
Cultural studies academic and founder of Create Caribbean Research Institute
Selwyn R. Cudjoe
Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College
cultural researcher & musician
Musician, composer/songwriter, producer, and performer
Poet | critic | book blogger
Attorney and Independent Senator
Stella Chong Sing
Writer in We Mark Your Memory
Author of Dreams Beyond the Shore
Author of 'Swing High, Iron Pot and Other Stories'
Author of Another Last Chance
Author of Sugarcane Valley
Author of Signs Preceding the End of the World