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Birthplace
Trinidad and Tobago
Residence
Trinidad and Tobago
Identities
Trinidad and Tobago
DOB
1975
Gender
Male

Nicholas Laughlin

Nicholas Laughlin is a writer and editor, born and based in Trinidad. Since 2004 he has been editor of the literary journal The Caribbean Review of Books, covering Caribbean writing for a general audience. He is also editor of the popular culture and travel magazine Caribbean Beat.

As programme director of the Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, he works to bring contemporary Caribbean writers to new audiences, with a special focus on new and emerging literary talent. The festival also administers the annual OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, a major award recognising the best books of poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction published each year by Caribbean writers, and three other literary prizes. Bocas is a founder (with Commonwealth Writers and the British Council) of CaribLit, a regional partnership supporting Caribbean writers and publishers.

Laughlin is also a co-director of Alice Yard, a non-profit contemporary art space in Port of Spain, which runs a programme of exhibitions, performances, artists’ projects, and public conversations, while hosting visiting artists and curators. Alice Yard has played a key role in building an informal network of artist-led spaces in the Caribbean, and recently founded an annual prize for art writing in the region.

 

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