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Celeste Mohammed

Celeste Mohammed

Trinidad & Tobago


Celeste Mohammed is a Trinidadian lawyer-turned-writer. Her debut novel-in-stories Pleasantview (Jacaranda, 2021) won the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the 2022 CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the UK Society of Authors McKitterick Prize, and her debut non-fiction book A Different Energy: Women in Caribbean Oil was published in 2023. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts and she received a 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers.

Years Attended

2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Bios and Bookmarks Participant, 2022 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour, 2023 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2023 Featured Speaker, 2024 Adult’s Festival Participant
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