Jamaican-born, Canadian citizen. Award-winning author of six novels, two short story collections, and a chapbook. Editor/co-editor of four fiction anthologies and one journal special edition. Professor of Creative Writing.
Brown Girl in the Ring
The Salt Roads
The New Moon's Arms
Falling in Love With Hominids
Awards and Memberships
The World Fantasy Award
Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic
John W. Campbell Award for Emerging Writers
Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction
Member: SFWA, PEN.
In addition to teaching at the University of California Riverside, I do on average 5 – 6 speaking/teaching engagements per year, all over the world. Have taught numerous times at the Clarion science fiction and fantasy writing workshops. Co-founder and now on the Advisory of the Carl Brandon Society, which seeks to advance the conversation on race and ethnicity in spec fic. Have been a juror for the Tiptree Award, the Bocas Award for Caribbean Literature, the Toronto, Ontario, and Canada councils for the arts, and many others.
Non-smoking hotel room, no artificial perfume in rooms. Need to arrive the day before an appearance in order to be well enough.