Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican writer and campaigning environmentalist and life-long resident of Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city. Gone to Drift is her first novel for Young Adults but she has written two acclaimed novels, Dog-Heart (2010) and Huracan (2012), both published by Peepal Tree Press. Both these novels were placed in international literary awards. She also won the Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean writing in 2014 for her forthcoming memoir Loving Jamaica: a Memoir of Place and (Not) Belonging.
Diana founded the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) in 1991 and still serves as its CEO and guiding force. Her writing contains an authenticity derived from her participation at many levels of Jamaican society. Born into the Jamaican upper-middle class, she has spent her life ponding questions of race, class, colour and privilege.