Bocas Lit Fest

Richard Georges

Author
US Virgin Islands

Richard Georges is a writer of essays, fiction, and three collections of poetry. His most recent book, Epiphaneia (2019), won the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and his first book, Make Us All Islands (2017), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His second book, Giant (2018), was highly commended by the Forward Prizes and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize. He is a recipient of a Fellowship from the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study and has been listed or nominated for several other prizes, including the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. In addition to writing, Richard works in higher education and lives in the British Virgin Islands.

Awards

2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Overall WinnerOCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Years Attended

2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2018 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2020 Featured Speaker
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