Rawiya Hosein is a Trinidadian author currently residing in Canada. She holds a BA in Literatures in English with Linguistics from the University of the West Indies and is awaiting examination of her MFA Creative Writing thesis.
Rawiya is the winner of the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction (2021) and the Bocas Lit Fest Youth Writer of the Year Award (2022). She has been shortlisted twice for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (2019, 2021) and longlisted for the Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize (2021) as well as the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize (2021). She was a finalist for the BCLF Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean (2020). Rawiya’s fiction has appeared in Adda and Reed Magazine.