Bocas Lit Fest

Ingrid Persaud

Trinidad & Tobago
Ingrid Persaud is a Trinidadian-born writer who lives in London. Her debut novel Love After Love was published by Faber in 2020. In 2017, her short story The Sweet Sop won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and she was also the winner of the 2018 BBC National Short Story Award. Ingrid taught law, then studied fine art before becoming a writer. Her work has appeared in GrantaProspect, The Guardian, Nine Dials, National Geographic and Pree magazines.


2017 Winner of Commonwealth Short Story Prize2018 BBC National Short Story Award2020 Costa First Book AwardBBC National Short Story AwardsCommonwealth Short Story PrizeCosta Book Awards

Years Attended

2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Featured Speaker
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