Alake Pilgrim is a fiction writer from Trinidad & Tobago. She has an MA in Latin American Studies from New York University and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, thanks to the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship. Her stories have twice been awarded the regional prize for the Americas in the Commonwealth Short Story Competition. They have been published by The Center for Fiction in New York, among other publications. Her story ‘Remember Miss Franklin’ is included in the New Daughters of Africa anthology, edited by Margaret Busby (Myriad Editions, 2019). Alake has participated in the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Callaloo Journal’s Creative Writing Workshop, and the Cropper Foundation Writers Workshop. She is at work on her first novel.