Philip Nanton was born in St Vincent & the Grenadines and lived for many years in England before moving to Barbados in 2000.
He has presented programmes for BBC radio and his work has appeared in regional journals and literary magazines. He compiled and edited Remembering the Sea: An Introduction to Frank A. Collymore. Island Voices from St Christopher & the Barracudas began life as a spoken word CD performed by Philip. He has performed extracts from Island Voices in the UK, the US and in the Caribbean region.