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Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay (Jamaica) is an environmental activist and award-winning writer. She has written five novels, Dog-Heart, Huracan, Gone to Drift , White Liver Gal and, most recently, Daylight Come (Peepal Tree Press, September 2020). Both Dog-Heart and Huracan were shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize for International Writing, and Gone to Drift, formerly The Dolphin Catchers, was placed second in the 2015 Burt Prize for Caribbean Young Adult Literature. Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in numerous magazines and journals. She won the Hollick Arvon Prize for non fiction in 2014 for her work-in-progress non-fiction book entitled Loving Jamaica. She was the regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2012 for her story The Dolphin Catchers. More recently, her story Picking Crabs in Negril was shortlisted for the V S Pritchett Prize in 2019. Daylight Come was placed third in the 2019 Burt Prize for Caribbean YA Literature. She is also on the editorial board of online magazine PREE and is a judge for the 2021 Commonwealth Writers Prize.

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