Our authors and editors

Find out about our authors and editors. Click a name to read the full biography.

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Lisa Allen-Agostini is a widely published novelist, journalist and poet from Trinidad & Tobago. Her first YA work, ‘The Chalice Project’, was a sci-fi novel set in the Caribbean.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey

Phyllis Shand Allfrey (1908-1986) was born in Dominica, into a once wealthy planter family, and became a significant politician as well as a literary figure.

Atkinson School, Dominica

The pupils from Year 6 (the top year of primary level) of Atkinson school, Dominica, wrote the words for The Snake King of the Kalinago.

Caroline Binch

Caroline Binch, illustrator of Look Back!, is an award-winning children’s illustrator and author who is probably best known for her illustrations for Amazing Grace, an international best-seller.


booops, Caroline Sardine, was born in St Vincent & the Grenadines. She studied painting at Barbados Community College, the Edna Manley College of the Visual …

Trish Cooke

Trish Cooke, the writer of Look Back!, is an award-winning author, scriptwriter and actress of Dominican heritage.

Jane Ulysses Grell

Poet and storyteller, Jane Ulysses Grell was born and grew up in Delices on the east coast of Dominica but has lived in London for many years.

Lennox Honychurch

Lennox Honychurch is a Dominican historian and anthropologist. He has published numerous academic papers and books on Dominica and the Caribbean region, including The Dominica Story, the first history of the island.

Stephenson Hyacinth

Stephenson Hyacinth was born in the village of Wesley in Dominica in 1956. He studied drama in education and theatre arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica. He is the author of more than 30 plays. He lives in Dominica

John Robert Lee

John Robert Lee is a Saint Lucian poet, author, editor, journalist, professional librarian and teacher. His poetry and short stories have been widely anthologised. He lives in Saint Lucia.

Kathy MacLean

Kathy MacLean, the co-author (with Karen Mears) of the educational pack A Caribbean History, was born in Dominica. She is writing a biography of her grandfather J.R. R. Casimir.

Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican writer and life-long resident of Kingston, Jamaica’s capital city.

Karen Mears

Karen Mears, the co-author (with Kathy MacLean) of the educational pack, A Caribbean History, is an experienced teacher and educational consultant.

Philip Nanton

Philip Nanton was born in St Vincent & the Grenadines and lived for many years in England before moving to Barbados in 2000.

Elma Napier

Elma Napier (1892-1973), author of the memoir Black and White Sands, was born in Scotland and settled in Dominica in 1932. She became the first woman to sit in a Caribbean parliament.

Viviana Prado-Núñez

Viviana Prado-Núñez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in a hospital with a 4.0 Google review rating and a view of the ocean.

Lawrence Scott

Lawrence Scott is an award-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago.

Christborne Shillingford

Christborne Shillingford was born in Grand Bay, Dominica. Most Wanted is his first book.

Joanne Skerrett

Joanne Skerrett, author of Abraham’s Treasure, was born and brought up in Dominica. She is now a lawyer and lives in Washington DC.

Celia A Sorhaindo

Celia Sorhaindo is the author of the poetry collection, Guabancex, and co-compiler of Home Again. She lives in Dominica, her birthplace.

Mary Walters

Mary Walters, the editor of Yet We Survive, is a Scottish teacher and a specialist in community arts projects. She first went to Dominica in 1986.

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