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Diana McCaulay

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Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican writer and environmental activist. She has written four earlier novels, including Dog-Heart (2010) and Huracan (2012), published by Peepal Tree Press. Both books met with critical acclaim and have broken local publishing records. Her latest novel, Daylight Come, will be published in September 2020.

She has lived her entire life in Kingston, Jamaica and engaged in a range of occupations – secretary, insurance executive, racetrack steward, mid-life student, social commentator, environmental advocate. She is the founder and Board Chair of the Jamaica Environment Trust, and has received many awards for her environmental work, including the Ewan P McFarlane for Outstanding Environmental Leadership, a Bronze Musgrave Medal from the Institute of Jamaica and National Honours, the Order of Distinction (Officer Class).   

Dog-Heart won a Gold Medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s National Creative Writing Awards (2008), was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize (2011), the IMPAC Dublin Award (2012) and the Saroyan Prize for International Writing (2012). Huracan was also shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize 2014. Her short fiction has been widely published and her story, ‘The Dolphin Catcher,’ won the Commonwealth Short Story Regional Prize in 2012.