Agent: Carole Blake
Biography: Brought to Britain from Jamaica as a child in the 50s. She completed an M. Phil. which examined the development of identity in the work of Black British writers. Has contributed to educational materials and written training manuals, for one of which, 'Inside Stories', she worked with foreign prisoners to develop their life stories into a training pack for workers in the criminal justice system. She has completed two Arvon Foundation writing courses, and was awarded an Arts Council grant to finish PILGRIM STATE, her memoir published by Sceptre in April 2008.