Sharon Millar was born and lives in Trinidad. The winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the 2012 Small Axe Short Fiction Award, her work has appeared in publications such as Granta, Small Axe, Susumba Book Bag, and WomanSpeak as well as the online Akashic Duppy Thursday series. In 2012 she was an AWP Intro Journals nominee for her short story The Dragonfly’s Tail. She is the author of The Whale House and other stories (Peepal Tree Press) and her work has been anthologized in Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean (Akashic Books). She is a part time lecturer at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, where she teaches Prose Fiction. She holds an MFA (Creative Writing) from Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She lives in Port of Spain with her husband and daughter and is currently at work on her first novel.