Monique Roffey

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Monique spent her childhood in Trinidad, Papua New Guinea and Australia.  She worked as a journalist, and for The British Council, Amnesty International, and was the Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation.  Monique has an MA in creative writing from Lancaster, and was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Sussex and Chichester Universities.  Monique's THE WHITE WOMAN ON THE GREEN BICYCLE was shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2010. ARCHIPELAGO was awarded the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2013. HOUSE OF ASHES has been longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2015.

"Roffey is a masterful writer whose words are subsumed in the pictures they paint and the tales they spin." -- Publishers Weekly

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HOUSE OF ASHES Literary fiction, 368 pages Simon & Schuster - July 2014  The haunting story of Ashes and Breeze, two disaffected young men on a Caribbean island who follow a charismatic leader into a disastrous coup.

HOUSE OF ASHES

Literary fiction, 368 pages
Simon & Schuster - July 2014

 The haunting story of Ashes and Breeze, two disaffected young men on a Caribbean island who follow a charismatic leader into a disastrous coup.

ARCHIPELAGO Literary fiction Simon & Schuster - July 2012 A flood destroys Gavin Weald's home in Trinidad and rips his family apart. A year later he returns to his house and tries to start over, but his daughter's nightmares about the torrents make life there unbearable. So father and daughter - and their dog - embark upon a voyage to make peace with the waters. "Appealingly warmhearted." -- Kirkus

ARCHIPELAGO

Literary fiction
Simon & Schuster - July 2012

A flood destroys Gavin Weald's home in Trinidad and rips his family apart. A year later he returns to his house and tries to start over, but his daughter's nightmares about the torrents make life there unbearable. So father and daughter - and their dog - embark upon a voyage to make peace with the waters.

"Appealingly warmhearted." -- Kirkus

WITH THE KISSES OF HIS MOUTH Memoir, 480 pages Simon & Schuster - June 23, 2011 Provocative and candid, this memoir breaks new ground. It is the story of an extraordinary love affair, a devastating break-up, and what happened next: a sexual odyssey. "Intimate and engaging." -- Kavida Rei, author of TANTRIC SEX.

WITH THE KISSES OF HIS MOUTH

Memoir, 480 pages
Simon & Schuster - June 23, 2011

Provocative and candid, this memoir breaks new ground. It is the story of an extraordinary love affair, a devastating break-up, and what happened next: a sexual odyssey.

"Intimate and engaging." -- Kavida Rei, author of TANTRIC SEX.

THE WHITE WOMAN ON THE GREEN BICYCLE Literary fiction, 439 pages Simon & Schuster - April 2010 When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated. As they adapt, their marriage endures for better or worse, until George discovers a cache of letters Sabine had hidden from him, unleashing a devastating series of secrets.  

THE WHITE WOMAN ON THE GREEN BICYCLE

Literary fiction, 439 pages
Simon & Schuster - April 2010

When George and Sabine Harwood arrive in Trinidad from England, George is immediately seduced by the beguiling island, while Sabine feels isolated. As they adapt, their marriage endures for better or worse, until George discovers a cache of letters Sabine had hidden from him, unleashing a devastating series of secrets.