Bocas Lit Fest

Diana McCaulay

Author, Children's Author
Jamaica

Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican writer and environmental activist. Her latest novel, Daylight Come, is published in September 2020 by Peepal Tree Press, and was a finalist for the 2019 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. She has written four earlier novels, White Liver Gal (self-published), Gone to Drift (Harper Collins; Papillote Press), Huracan (Peepal Tree Press) and Dog-Heart (Peepal Tree Press). Both Dog-Heart and Huracan were shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize for International Writing. Gone to Drift placed second in the 2015 CODE Burt Award and won the Vic Reid Award for Young Adult Literature at Jamaica’s national Lignum Vitae Awards in 2016. Diana also won the Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean writing in 2014, for her non fiction work-in-progress Loving Jamaica: a memoir of place and (not) belonging. She was the Caribbean regional winner for the Commonwealth Writers Short Story prize in 2012 for her story The Dolphin Catcher. She has also written children’s stories for SCOOP magazine in the UK.

Awards

2014 Hollick Arvon Prize Winner2015 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature Finalist2019 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature FinalistCODE Burt AwardsHollick Arvon Prize

Years Attended

2015 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2015 Children’s Festival Storyteller, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant
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