Jacob Ross, A Literary Treasure of the Caribbean

Jacob Ross is a Grenada-born poet, playwright, journalist, novelist and creative writing tutor. Ross was born in Grenada and studied at the University of Grenoble, France. Since 1984 he has been residing in Britain.

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He was formerly an Editor of Artrage, an Intercultural Arts magazine, and is now Associate Fiction Editor at Peepal Tree Press and Associate Editor of SABLE Literary Magazine. He has Judged the Scott Moncrieff Translation, the VS Pritchett and Tom Gallon prizes.

Jacob Ross has toured and lectured widely. In 2000 he was specially commissioned by the Peabody Trust to run the Millennium Writers Master class and in November became writer in residence for the London Borough of Streatham’s Community Zone Literature Development Initiative.

His first novel, Pynter Bender, was published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (2009), Society of Authors “Best first Novel” and Caribbean Review of Books “Book of the Year”. In 2006 Ross was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received Grenada’s highest literary award for his contribution to literature in 2011. Jacob Ross recently won an Arts Council of England Award for his current novel in progress, The Village Above the Wind.

Source: Grenada Cultural Foundation

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