About Me

Monique Roffey: Orange Prize Awards 2010

I’m a writer, born in Trinidad, based in London. I own two passports and like to travel back home to Trinidad as often as possible. Apart from researching and writing books, I teach Creative Writing in the UK and Trinidad and Greece. I have published three novels and a memoir, edited an anthology of short stories, The Global Village, for Tell Tales, published some short stories and even some poems. I write every day and see it as a way of life rather than a job.

In July 2012, I published my third novel, Archipelago. It has received many warm reviews in the UK, USA and in Trinidad and in April 2013, Archipelago was awarded the OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature. This has been a great honour as this new prize is the first regional award of its kind.

In 2010, my second novel, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle was shortlisted for the Orange Prize 2010; it was also short-listed for the Encore Award in 2011. It has been hailed as part of a New Wave of fiction emerging from the Caribbean.

It is a major contribution to the New Wave of Caribbean Writing... breaks entirely new ground“
Olive Senior, Commonwealth Prize winner.

“The age of innocence in Caribbean fiction is over“
Simon Lee, Trinidad Guardian.