BIM: Arts for the 21st Century; BIM Literary Festival
Editor; Writer; Academic; Festival Coordinator
Academic; Editor of BIM and head of the new BIM Literary Festival; writer.
Salandy Brown, Marina
Founder and director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest and OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. Co-founder of the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize. Former Editor and Senior Manager in Radio and News and Current Affairs programmes with the BBC in London.
House of Nehesi Publishers; St. Martin Book Fair
Publisher; Festival Coordinator
Projects Director at House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP), publishing house specialising in literary translations; co-founder of St. Martin Book Fair, an annual literary event straddling the Dutch and French parts (also referred to as South and North respectively) of St. Martin. A pioneer in drawing together literary interests across language groups in the Caribbean.
Peepal Tree is the single most important publisher of Caribbean fiction and poetry, with a special commitment to writers living in the region.
University of Miami
Professor of Literature
Trinidad and Tobago/US
Professor of Literature at University of Miami; organiser of 2012 West Indian Literature Conference; Editor of journal, Anthurium; Coordinator of plans to revive the Miami Summer Writers Institute (influential residential workshop for Caribbean creative writers of the 1990s).
University of the West Indies Press
Head of UWI Press. Former executive member of CAPNET. UWI Press is one of the two major houses based in the anglophone Caribbean, with a largely academic list, but has also published fiction and other books for a wider readership.
Trinidad and Tobago/United Kingdom
Author and Orange Prize shortlistee; creative writing instructor; former director of Arvon Foundation centre at Totleigh Barton