Lawrence Scott

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.

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