Lawrence Scott is an award-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago. Three of his books were shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and he is the winner of the Tom-Gallon Trust short-story award. His most recent novel ‘Light Falling on Bamboo’ (2012) received an honourable mention from Casa de las Americas prize, Cuba, 2014; longlisted for the International Impac Dublin literary award, 2014; a special mention from the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Association des Ecrivains de la Caraïbe from the Congrès des Ecrivains de la Caraïbe, Guadeloupe, 2013; shortlisted for the OCM BOCAS prize fiction category and longlisted for the overall OCM BOCAS prize, 2013.
His non-fiction work includes Golconda: Our Voices Our Lives, the result of an oral history project featuring the lives of a community on a sugar estate in Trinidad.
As well as writing, Scott teaches creative writing. He lives and works in London and Port of Spain, Trinidad.
For further information about Lawrence Scott, see www.lawrencescott.co.uk