Bocas Lit Fest

Kevin Jared Hosein

Trinidad & Tobago

Kevin Jared Hosein is an author (and 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, Wasafiri and BBC Radio 4. His newest novel, Hungry Ghosts, will be published in February 2023 by Bloomsbury (UK and Commonwealth) and Ecco (North America).


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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