More Than A Literary Festival

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Trinidad & Tobago


Lisa Allen-Agostini is a writer and editor from Trinidad and Tobago. Her books include The Bread the Devil Knead (Myriad, 2021); the young adult novels Home Home (Papillote Press, 2018; Delacourte Press, 2020), a finalist for the CODE Burt Award for Caribbean YA Literature, and The Chalice Project (Macmillan Caribbean, 2008); and the collection of poems Swallowing the Sky (Cane Arrow Press, 2015). She co-edited the short fiction collection Trinidad Noir (Akashic Books, 2008), and voiced the audiobook version of her story in the collection “Pot Luck”. A journalist, she has worked for all three Trinidad and Tobago national newspapers. She has been awarded as a journalist, fiction writer and poet and her work is widely published.


2017 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Young Adult Literature Finalist

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2015 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2016 Children’s Festival Participant, 2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2019 Carifesta Participant, 2019 Children’s Festival Storyteller, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2021 Featured Speaker, 2022 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2023 Adult’s Festival Participant
Festival Programme Event
Fiction, Performance Event
April 28, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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