Bocas Lit Fest

Anthony Joseph

Trinidad & Tobago, UK

Anthony Joseph is an award-winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic, and musician. He is the author of five poetry collections and three novels. His 2018 novel Kitch: A Fictional Biography of a Calypso Icon was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award, and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. In 2019, he was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. His most recent album, The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives, was released in May 2021. His latest poetry collection, Sonnets for Albert, is shortlisted for this years’ Forward Prize for Best Collection. He lectures in Creative Writing at Kings College, London.

Years Attended

2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour
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