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. He is the winner of the Tom-Gallon Trust short-story award. ‘Light Falling on Bamboo’ (2012) received an honourable mention from Casa de las Americas prize, Cuba, 2014; longlisted for the International Impac Dublin literary award, 2014; shortlisted for the OCM BOCAS prize fiction category. His short story collection, Leaving by Plane Swimming back Underwater was published (Papillote Press) in 2016. His non-fiction work includes Golconda: Our Voices Our Lives, the result of an oral history project featuring the lives of a community on a sugar estate in Trinidad. He became a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2019. He lives and works in London and Port of Spain, Trinidad.
A reading from Dangerous Freedom, the new historical novel by Trinidad's Lawrence Scott
En Papillote is a series of readings by authors from the list of Papillote Press of Dominica and the UK. Each video is introduced by publisher Polly Pattullo. Here, Lawrence Scott reads from Dangerous Freedom.