A staunch lover of all things Caribbean, Sharma Taylor is a Jamaican lawyer living in Barbados. She won the 2020 Wasafiri Queen Mary New Writing Prize, the 2020 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award and the 2019 Bocas Lit Fest Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. She was twice shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2018 and 2020) and was a finalist for the 2020 Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean in the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival’s (BCLF) Caribbean Fiction Writers Competition. She gained Second Prize in the 2020 First Novel Competition (organised by Daniel Goldsmith Associates Ltd, UK). Her debut novel “What a Mother’s Love Don’t Teach You” has been bought at auction and is forthcoming (Summer 2022) by Virago (a Little, Brown imprint, part of the Hachette group).