Bocas Lit Fest

Kevin Jared Hosein

Trinidad & Tobago

Kevin Jared Hosein is an award-winning writer from Trinidad and Tobago. He was named overall winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and was the Caribbean winner of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. He has published three books: The Repenters, (longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize) and The Beast of Kukuyo (second-place winner of the 2017 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature) and Littletown Secrets. His writings have been published in numerous anthologies and outlets including Lightspeed Magazine and adda. 


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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