Lawrence Scott, Papillote Press

Papillote Press Featured Author

Lawrence Scott

author of Dangerous Freedom

Lawrence Scott is an award-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago. His first novel Witchbroom (1992, and reissued by Papillote Press in 2017) was a BBC Book at Bedtime, while his second novel, Aelred’s Sin, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book for Canada and the Caribbean in 1999.

Our authors and editors

Papillote Press, Dominica

Lisa Allen-Agostini

Lisa Allen-Agostini is a widely published novelist, journalist and poet from Trinidad & Tobago. Her first adult novel The Bread the Devil Knead was published in May 2021.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Papillote Press, Dominicaa

Phyllis Shand Allfrey

Phyllis Shand Allfrey (1908-1986), author of Love for an Island, It Falls Into Place and The Orchid House, was born in Dominica, into a once wealthy planter family — like her compatriot and sometime friend Jean Rhys — and became a significant politician as well as a literary figure.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Atkinson School, Dominica

In a ground-breaking initiative, pupils from Year 6 (the top year of primary level) of Atkinson school, Dominica, wrote the words for The Snake King of the Kalinago.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Trish Cooke

Trish Cooke is an award-winning author, scriptwriter and actress of Dominican heritage. Born in Bradford, she was inspired to write mostly by her parents who were great storytellers.

Papillote Press, Dominica

Jane Ulysses Grell

Poet and storyteller, Jane Ulysses Grell was born and grew up in Delices on the east coast of Dominica but has lived in London for many years. She worked as a teacher and has run poetry and storytelling workshops for teachers.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Papillote Press, Dominicaa

Lennox Honychurch

Dr Lennox Honychurch is a Dominican historian and anthropologist. He has published numerous academic papers and books on the history of Dominica and the Caribbean region. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Oxford on the material culture of the Kalinago people of Dominica.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Stephenson Hyacinth

Stephenson Hyacinth was born in 1956 in the village of Wesley, in the Commonwealth of Dominica. He attended the Dominica Grammar School and the Dominica Teachers College and studied drama in education and theatre arts at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Papillote Press, Dominicaa

Kathy MacLean

Kathy MacLean, the co-author (with Karen Mears) of the educational pack A Caribbean History, was born in Dominica and lives in London. She was head of the Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA) Service in Wandsworth’s Children’s Services, south London.

Papillote Press, Dominica

John Robert Lee

John Robert Lee is a Saint Lucian poet, editor, literary journalist, professional librarian and teacher. His poetry and short stories have been widely anthologised. His latest collection of poems Pierrot was published in 2020 by Peepal Tree Press.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay is a Jamaican environmental activist and award-winning writer. She has written five novels – Dog-Heart, Huracan (Peepal Tree Press), Gone to Drift (Papillote Press and Harper Collins) and White Liver Gal (self published). Her most recent book is Daylight Come (Peepal Tree Press, 2020).

Papillote Press, Dominica

Karen Mears

Karen Mears, the co-author (with Kathy MacLean) of the educational pack, A Caribbean History, is an experienced teacher and educational consultant, with an interest in teaching literacy, the creative arts and in promoting the global dimension of the curriculum.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Papillote Press, Dominicaa

Elma Napier

Elma Napier (1892-1973) wrote Black and White Sands in the 1960s in Dominica. By then she had written two novels, Duet in Discord and A Flying Fish Whispered, both published before the second world war, and two memoirs, Youth is a Blunder and Winter is in July.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Philip Nanton

Philip Nanton was born in St Vincent & the Grenadines and lived for many years in England before moving to Barbados in 2000. He has presented programmes for BBC radio and his work has appeared in regional journals and literary magazines.

Papillote Press, Dominica

Viviana Prado-Núñez

Viviana Prado-Núñez is a writer and theatre-maker who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in a hospital with a 4.0 Google review rating and a view of the ocean. She has never seen Star Wars, eaten a grasshopper, or written a poem without the letter “e,” though she hopes to do all three of those things in the future.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Papillote Press, Dominicaa

Lawrence Scott

Lawrence Scott is an award-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago. His first novel Witchbroom (1992, and reissued by Papillote Press in 2017) was a BBC Book at Bedtime, while his second novel, Aelred’s Sin, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best Book for Canada and the Caribbean in 1999.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Christborne Shillingford

Christborne Shillingford, author of Most Wanted, was born in Grand Bay, Dominica, on December 25 1959 – hence his name.

Papillote Press, Dominica

Joanne Skerrett

Joanne Skerrett was born and brought up in Dominica. She moved with her family to the United States during the 1980s. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in English and later attended Northeastern University where she earned an MBA.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey, Papillote Press, Dominicaa

Celia A Sorhaindo

Celia Sorhaindo was born in Dominica and left with her family for England in 1976. She returned to Dominica in 2005 where she now lives. Guabancex is her first poetry collection.

Atkinson School, Papillote Press, Dominica

Mary Walters

Mary Walters, the editor of Yet We Survive, is a Scottish teacher and a specialist in community arts projects. She first went to Dominica in 1986 to work on an international children’s project for the Commonwealth Arts Festival.