Nicholas Laughlin is festival and programme director of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest and the former editor of Caribbean Beat and The Caribbean Review of Books. He has published two books of poems, The Strange Years of My Life (2015) and Enemy Luck (2019). He has also edited a collection of early essays by C.L.R. James, Letters from London (2003); a revised and expanded edition of V.S. Naipaul’s family correspondence, Letters Between a Father and Son (2009); and the anthology So Many Islands, bringing together new poems, fiction, and non-fiction from small-island countries in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pacific, and Indian Ocean (2018). He is co-director of Alice Yard, a contemporary art collective based in Port of Spain.