Lawrence Scott

b. 1943

Lawrence Scott was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019.

Lawrence Scott is from Trinidad & Tobago. He taught English in London and Trinidad for thirty-three years. His second novel Aelred’s Sin (1998) was awarded a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, Best Book in Canada and the Caribbean, (1999). His first novel Witchbroom, BBC Book At Bedtime, 1993 had its 25th anniversary of publication with a new edition, (1992-2017). His other novels are: Light Falling on Bamboo (2012) and Night Calypso (2004). His most recent book is the collection of short stories, Leaving by Plane Swimming Back Underwater (2015). His short stories have featured on BBC Radio 4. His first collection Ballad for the New World, (1994) includes The House of Funerals, awarded the Tom-Gallon Award by The Society of Authors (1986). He is the editor of Golconda Our Voices Our Lives, (2009), a collection of stories, poems and archival photographs collected through a Public History project conducted on the Golconda sugarcane estate in Trinidad. His poems are published in a number of journals and anthologies

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