More Than A Literary Festival

Robert Edison Sandiford



Sandiford is the author of several books, among them The Tree of Youth, winner of Barbados’ Governor General’s Award of Excellence in Literary Arts; And Sometimes They Fly, recipient of a BMA “Brands of Barbados” Award; and Sand for Snow, shortlisted for the Frank Collymore Literary Award. His graphic novels for NBM Publishing ( have been called “imaginably simple [yet] also imaginatively complex” by the poet George Elliott Clarke. In 2003, he founded with sister writer Linda M. Deane ArtsEtc Inc. ( He has worked as a journalist, publisher, teacher, and, with Warm Water Productions, producer. His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous journals, magazines and anthologies. Fairfield from DC Books ( is his most recent title.

Years Attended

2019 Carifesta Participant
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