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Photo Credit: Ryan Durgasingh

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Lawrence Scott is a Trinidadian writer. He has published four novels, Light Falling On Bamboo (2012), Night Calypso (2004), Aelred’s Sin (1998), Witchbroom (1992), an edited collection, Golconda: Our Voices Our Lives (2009), and two collections of short stories. Lawrence has won several honours for his writing, including the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1998 and the 1986 Tom-Gallon Short-Story Award, and has been nominated for various other awards such as the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2000 and 2006. He was awarded a Life Time Literary Award given by the National Library of Trinidad & Tobago in 2012, and in 2013, Light Falling on Bamboo was longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. His latest collection of short stories, Leaving by Plane Swimming Back Underwater was published in 2015. This is our second interview with him.

More resources:

Visit his website.

Click here to purchase his books.

Read the Bocas Literary Festival‘s commentary on Leaving by Plane Swimming Back Underwater by Shivanee Ramlochan.

Read Novel Niche‘s review of Light Falling On Bamboo.

Read The Guardian‘s reviews of Light Falling on Bamboo and Night Calypso.

Read The Independent‘s review of Light Falling On Bamboo by Monique Roffey.

Read the Historical Novel Society‘s review of Light Falling On Bamboo.

Read The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday‘s article on Golconda.

Read Njelle Hamilton’s “‘From Silent Wounds to Narrated Words’: Calypso Storytelling in Lawrence Scott’s Night Calypso“, published in Anthurium.

Read “Chameleon“, Lawrence’s short story first published in Ballad for the New World and Other Stories.

Read The Trinidad Guardian‘s “Beyond Illustration“, Lawrence’s article on Jackie Hinkson’s retrospective exhibition held in January, 2013.

Watch Lawrence discuss Light Falling on Bamboo in Riposte Pictures‘s video.

Watch Lawrence read at Paper Based book store, Normandie Hotel, Trinidad.