Celeste Mohammed is a lawyer-turned-writer. Her debut novel-in-stories, Pleasantview, is the winner of the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize for Fiction. Celeste holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the recipient of a 2018 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. She was also awarded the 2019 Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction, and the 2017 John D Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction. Celeste lives in Trinidad and Tobago with her family.