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Rachel Manley

Author, 2022 OCM Bocas Prize Judge


Rachel Manley is a Jamaican writer and academic. She is the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for English Language non-fiction (1997), for her memoir Drumblair: Memories of a Jamaican Childhood. She is the grand-daughter of Edna Manley and editor of her diaries (1989). Globe & Mail awarded her the Best Book prize for Horses in Her Hair: A granddaughter’s story (2008), her debut novel, The Black Peacock (2017) was shortlisted for the 2018 First Novel Award. Rachel has published additional memoirs and biographical works including In My Father’s Shade (2004), and Slipstream.

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