Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw was born in Trinidad, and is Professor of French Literature and Creative Writing at the University of the West Indies. She has coedited several works including Border Crossings: A Trilingual Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers, Caribbean Research: Literature, Discourse and Culture, Echoes of the Haitian Revolution 1804-2004 and Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and its Cultural Aftershocks (1804-2004).
She has published two collections of short stories; Stick No Bills in 2020, and Four Taxis Facing North, published in 2007 and translated into Italian in 2010. Four Taxis was considered one of the best works of 2007 by the Caribbean Review of Books. Her first novel, Mrs. B was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2014. Mrs. B, was short listed for the “Best Book Fiction” in The Guyana Prize for Literature Award for 2014. Her short stories have been widely translated and anthologized. Walcott-Hackshaw presently lives in the Santa Cruz Valley with her family; she is working on a book of essays on trauma in Caribbean fiction.