Notes on contributors to issue 1

02 October, 2009

Vahni Capildeo was born in Trinidad and has lived in Britain since 1991. She works in both poetry and prose. Her latest book of poems is Undraining Sea (2009). Recently teaching fellow in creative writing at the University of Leeds, she is developing a new MA at the University of Sheffield. She is a contributing editor for The Caribbean Review of Books, on the international advisory board of the Journal of Indo-Caribbean Studies, and freelances for the Oxford English Dictionary.

Kelvin Christopher James is the author of three novels, Secrets (1993), A Fling with a Demon Lover (1996), and The Sorcerer’s Drum (2009), as well as a short story collection, Jumping Ship (1992). He has been the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in literature. Born in Trinidad, he lives in New York.

Anu Lakhan is a writer of fiction, poems, and essays about books and food. She lives in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Her fiction and poems have been published in magazines and journals such as BOMB, Calabash, and The Caribbean Review of Books. Her illustrated survey of Trinidad street food will be published in late 2009.

Nicholas Laughlin is the editor of The Caribbean Review of Books. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Poetry Review (UK), Poetry Wales, The Warwick Review, and tongues of the ocean, and he writes frequently on Caribbean literature and art. He is working on a book about Guyana, part travel narrative, part cultural history. He was born and has always lived in Trinidad.

Nikolai Noel was born in 1976 in Belmont, Trinidad, and studied at the John Donaldson Technical Institute and the University of the West Indies. He began exhibiting his work in 2000. He participated in the Galvanize programme (2006) and has worked collaboratively on several projects with other emerging contemporary artists. He continues to live and work in Trinidad.