The writers, speakers, and performers in the 2020 NGC Bocas Lit Fest virtual and in-person events

Alake Pilgrim

Fiction Writer

Amanda Choo Quan

Winner of the 2020 Johnson & Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize

Amílcar Sanatan

Writer | Academic | Activist

Andre Bagoo

Author of 'The Undiscovered Country'

Anthony Joseph

Poet | Novelist | Musician

Barbara Lalla

Professor Emerita of language and literature | Novelist

Bridget Brereton

Professor Emerita of history | Author

Canisia Lubrin

Author of 'The Dyzgraphxst'

Caroline MacKenzie

Author of 'One Year of Ugly'

Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry

Desiree Seebaran

Winner of the 2019 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize for poetry

Earl Lovelace

Critically-acclaimed Trinidadian writer

Edwidge Danticat

Author of 'Everything Inside', 2020 OCM Bocas Prize Fiction winner

Gabrielle Hosein

Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies, UWI St. Augustine

Ingrid Persaud

Author of 'Love after Love'

Jacob Ross

Author of 'Black Rain Falling'

Jeanelle Frontin

Author of The YaraStar trilogy

Jeremy Poynting

Founder and Managing Editor of Peepal Tree Press

John Robert Lee

St. Lucian writer

Kelly Baker Josephs

Editor of sx salon

Kenyon Farrow

award-winning writer

Kevin Adonis Browne

Winner of the 2019 OCM Bocas Prize

Lauren Francis-Sharma

Author of 'Book of the Little Axe'

Laurence Breiner

Professor of English at Boston University

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Author of 'Home Home'

Loretta Collins Klobah

Prize-winning Poet

Marina Salandy-Brown

Founder and Director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Melissa Doughty

Writer | Journalist

Monique Roffey

Author of 'The Mermaid of Black Conch'

Nicholas Laughlin

Programme Director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Olive Senior

Prize-winning Jamaican Writer

Richard Fung

Video artist and cultural critic

Richard Georges

Author of 'Epiphaneia', 2020 OCM Bocas Prize Overall Winner

Rosamond King

Creative and Critical Writer

Shineque Saunders

Spoken word poet

Shivanee Ramlochan

Poet |  critic | book blogger

Sonia Farmer

Author of 'The Best Estimation in the World'

Tessa McWatt

Author of 'Shame on Me', 2020 OCM Bocas Prize Non-Fiction winner

Winston Trotman

Spoken word poet

Zakiya ‘Griot’ Gill

Spoken word poet