More Than A Literary Festival

Ira Mathur

Trinidad & Tobago


Author of Love The Dark Days (Peepal Tree Press), a memoir on the emotional ruins of Empire on three generations of women, set in Trinidad, St Lucia, India and Britain and bookended by a weekend with Derek Walcott — longlisted for the 2023 OCM Bocas Prize. Mathur is an Indian-born Trinidadian multimedia journalist and columnist with a body of writing that includes over 800 columns. Mathur studied creative writing at The University of East Anglia/Guardian & the Faber Academy and was longlisted for the 2019 Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. She holds degrees in literature, law and journalism.

Years Attended

2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour, 2023 Adult’s Festival Participant
Festival Programme Event
Life Writing Event
April 30, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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