Bocas Lit Fest

Amanda Smyth

Author
Trinidad & Tobago, UK

Amanda Smyth is Irish-Trinidadian and author of three novels. Black Rock (Serpents Tail) won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, a NAACP award nomination, was shortlisted for McKitterick Prize, and selected as an Oprah Winfrey Summer Read. Her second novel, A Kind of Eden, set in contemporary Trinidad (2013) was optioned as a TV series.  Her third novel Fortune (Peepal Tree Press, 2021) is based on the tragic 1928 Dome fire in Trinidad and was shortlisted for the 2022 Walter Scott prize for historical fiction.

Awards

2010 Prix du Premier Roman EtrangerPrix du Premier Roman Prize

Years Attended

2014, 2014 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour
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