Bocas Lit Fest

Kevin Jared Hosein

Trinidad & Tobago

Kevin Jared Hosein is an author (and former science teacher) born and raised in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. He is a two-time winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Caribbean region. He has published three books: The Beast of Kukuyo (winner of a Burt Award for Caribbean Literature), The Repenters (longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Prize and OCM Bocas Prize) and Littletown Secrets. His writings have been published in numerous anthologies and outlets including Lightspeed Magazine and Commonwealth Writers. In early 2023, his newest novel will be published as 𝑨𝒅𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 in the UK and the Commonwealth (Bloomsbury UK), and 𝑯𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒓𝒚 𝑮𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒕𝒔 in North America (Ecco Books). 


2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Caribbean Winner2017 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature Finalist2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Overall WinnerCODE Burt AwardsCommonwealth Short Story Prize

Years Attended

2015 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2015 Children’s Festival Storyteller, 2016 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2016 South Festival Participant, 2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, Papillote Press
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