Bocas Lit Fest

Amanda Smyth

Trinidad & Tobago, UK

Amanda Smyth is Irish Trinidadian, and author of three novels. Black Rock won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, was nominated for an NAACP award, short listed for McKitterick Prize, and selected as an Oprah Winfrey Summer Read. Her second novel, A Kind of Eden, set in contemporary Trinidad, was published in 2013 and optioned as a TV series. Fortune, her third novel, published in 2021, is based on the tragic Dome fire in Trinidad, 1928.


2010 Prix du Premier Roman EtrangerPrix du Premier Roman Prize

Years Attended

2014, 2014 Adult’s Festival Participant
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