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. She also holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a journalist on newspapers including the Boston Globe and Chicago Tribune. Joanne lives in Washington DC where she works as a lawyer. Abraham’s Treasure is her fifth novel and her first book for young people.

Joanne Skerrett, Papillote Press, Dominica

A reading from the Young Adult novel Abraham's Treasure

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, Dominican-born Joanne Skerrett reads from her Young Adult novel, Abraham's Treasure.