‘I knew the time of day when though it is hot and blue and there are no clouds, the sky can have a very black look.’ Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
Fifty years since Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea, the pull of the Caribbean on the reading public’s imagination remains strong. Some of today’s finest and most exciting writing is being produced by Caribbean writers, who are casting their nets far from the tropes of sun, sea and sand. Jacob Ross, originally from Grenada, is the author of two acclaimed short story collections; his new novel The Bone Readers is a crime thriller set on the deceptively beautiful Caribbean island of Camaho. He is joined by Trinidadian Sharon Millar, winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for ‘The Whale House’; her collection of the same name was shortlisted for the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Fiction. Chaired by Guardian literary editor Claire Armitstead.
Supported by Sussex Country Gardener
(Source: Charleston Small Story Festival)