Bocas Lit Fest

Sharma Taylor

Author
Barbados, Jamaica

The debut novel of Barbados-based, Jamaican lawyer Sharma Taylor, What a Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You, was bought at auction by Virago and will appear in 2022. She won the 2020 Wasafiri Queen Mary New Writing Prize, the 2020 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award and the 2019 Bocas Lit Fest’s Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. Twice shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, she was also a finalist for the 2020 Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean in the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s Caribbean Fiction Writers Competition. 

Awards

2019 Bocas Lit Fest Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize2020 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award2020 Wasafiri Queen Mary New Writing Prize

Years Attended

2019 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2021 Adult's Festival Participant, 2021 Workshop Facilitator
Workshops Event

Date

Oct 30 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Festival Programme Event

Date

Apr 24 2021
06:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Festival Programme Event

Date

Apr 25 2021
05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
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