(1941 on) – Author
Olive Senior is the award-winning author of eighteen books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature and other published work. She is currently Jamaica’s Poet Laureate. Her many awards include Canada’s Writers Trust Matt Cohen Award for Lifetime Achievement, the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Jamaica. Her work has been taught internationally and is widely translated. Olive Senior is from Jamaica and lives in Toronto, Canada, but returns frequently to the Caribbean, which remains central to her work.
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