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Safiya Sinclair

Safiya Sinclair

Jamaica, USA


Safiya Sinclair, born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is the author of the memoir How to Say Babylon, longlisted for the 2024 OCM Bocas Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and longlisted for the Women’s Prize in Nonfiction.She is also the author of the poetry collection Cannibal, winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Metcalf Award, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Poetry, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award, and the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Cannibal was selected as one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books of the Year, and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award and the Seamus Heaney First Book Award in the UK, and was longlisted for the PEN Open Book Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize.


2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry WinnerOCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Years Attended

2017 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2017 Featured Speaker, 2024 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2024 Featured Speaker
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