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Rawiya Hosein

Rawiya Hosein

Trinidad & Tobago


Rawiya Hosein is a Trinidadian author currently residing in Canada. She holds a BA in Literatures in English with Linguistics from the University of the West Indies and is awaiting examination of her MFA Creative Writing thesis.
Rawiya is the winner of the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction (2021) and the NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award (2022). She has been shortlisted twice for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2019, 2021) and longlisted for the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize (2021) as well as the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize (2021). She was a finalist for the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean (2020). Rawiya’s fiction has appeared in Adda and Reed Magazine.

Years Attended

NGC BOCAS Youth Writer 2022 Award
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