Anthony Joseph is an award-winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic, and musician. His latest poetry collection, Sonnets for Albert, is the winner of the 2023 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry and shortlisted for the overall award. It previously won the 2022 T.S. Eliot Prize, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He is the author of four other 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. He lectures in Creative Writing at Kings College, London.