Bocas Lit Fest

Karen Lord


Karen Lord is a prize-winning Barbadian author, editor and research consultant. Her debut novel Redemption in Indigo was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She is the author of science fiction novels The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game, and the crime-fantasy novel Unraveling. She edited the Peekash Press anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean and judged the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the 2018 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean YA Literature. She has taught several international creative writing workshops.


2008 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award2009 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award2010 Carl Brandon Parallax Award2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature2011 William L. Crawford Award2012 Kitschies Golden Tentacle (Best Debut)

Years Attended

2015 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2016 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2021 Workshop Facilitator
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