Diana McCaulay

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Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican environmental activist and award-winning writer. She is the founder and Chair of the Jamaica Environment Trust and has written four novels – Dog-Heart, Huracan (Peepal Tree Press), Gone to Drift (Papillote Press and HarperCollins) and White Liver Gal (self published). Both Dog-Heart and Huracan were short listed for the Saroyan Prize for International Writing, and Gone to Drift, formerly The Dolphin Catchers, placed second in the 2015 Burt Prize for Caribbean Young Adult literature.

Her short fiction and non fiction have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Granta, Jamaica Journal, Adda Stories, Eleven Eleven, SCOOP the magazine, and the Griffith Review. She won the Hollick Arvon Prize for non fiction in 2014 for her work-in-progress creative non fiction book entitled Loving Jamaica. She was the regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2012, for her story The Dolphin Catchers. More recently, her story Picking Crabs in Negril was shortlisted for the V.S. Pritchett prize in 2019. Her forthcoming fifth novel, Daylight Come, placed third in the 2019 Burt Prize for Caribbean YA Literature and will be published by Peepal Tree Press in September 2020.

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