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Monique Roffey

Trinidad (1965 - )

Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born British writer. House of Ashes, published in June 2014, is her most current novel, the third in a trilogy of novels set in the Caribbean. Archipelago, published in 2012, a New World odyssey which examines loss, grief and climate change, won the OCM BOCAS prize for Caribbean Literature in 2013. The White Woman on the Green Bicycle, first published in 2009, received widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2010 and the Encore prize 2011. It was heralded as a major contribution to the New Generation of Caribbean fiction coming out of the region. Her erotic memoir, With the Kisses of his Mouth was published to much praise and controversy in the summer of 2011.

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