Bocas Lit Fest

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. 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

2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 Bocas UK Tour
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