Diana McCaulay is an award winning Jamaican writer and a lifelong resident of its capital city Kingston. She has written four novels, Dog-Heart (March 2010), Huracan (July 2012), both published by Peepal Tree Press in the United Kingdom, Gone to Drift (February 2016), published by Papillote Press from Dominica and the UK and the self-published, White Liver Gal (May 2017).
Dog-Heart won a Gold Medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Creative Writing Awards (2008), was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize (2011), the IMPAC Dublin Award (2012) and the Saroyan Prize for International Writing (2012). Huracan was also shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize for International Writing in 2014. Gone to Drift placed second in CODE’s Burt Prize for Caribbean Literature in 2015, won the Vic Reid Prize for Young Adult fiction in Jamaica’s Lignum Vitae Awards (2016) and is shortlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award (2018). The US rights for Gone to Drift were bought by Harper Collins in 2016 for release in 2018