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Joanne C. Hillhouse

Author's Bio

Antiguan and Barbudan author Joanne C. Hillhouse is the author of Musical Youth - which placed 2nd for the 2014 Burt Award for Young Adult Caribbean Fiction, Oh Gad! - a 2014 Weekend Reads pick on NPR, The Boy from Willow Bend - which is on the schools' reading list in Antigua and Anguilla, Fish Outta Water, and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight - a 10th anniversary edition of which was released in 2014. She has also been published in numerous journals and anthologies including critically acclaimed Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean and award winning Letter for My Mother - both released in 2014. Her characters have been described as "believable and complex" and their stories "compelling". Her writing is said to be "descriptive and poignant", and "powerful and honest" For more visit http://jhohadli.wordpress.com http://www.facebook.com/JoanneCHillhouse Also check out her literary blog http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com, home of the Wadadli Pen writing programme for young people she started in Antigua and Barbuda in 2004.

Publications and Prizes

Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings (Insomniac Press, 2014), Musical Youth (CaribbeanReads, 2014), Fish Outta Water (Pearson Education, 2013), Oh Gad! (Simon & Schuster, 2012), The Boy from Willow Bend (Hansib, 2009), Dancing Nude in the Moonlight (Macmillan, 2004), The Boy from Willow Bend (Macmillan, 2003)
Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean (Akashic Books, 2016), A Letter for My Mother (Simon & Schuster, 2014), Round My Christmas Tree (CaribbeanReads, 2014), For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone (Black Classic Press, 2012), In the Black: New African Canadian Literature (Insomniac Press, 2012)
Artemis, BIM: Arts for the 21st Century, Calabash, Ma Comère, Munyori Literary Journal, Mythium: The Journal of Contemporary Literature
, PEN America, Poui, Sea Breeze: A Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writing, St. Somewhere Journal , sx salon, The Caribbean Writer, The Columbia Review, The Missing Slate, Tongues of the Ocean, Women Writers
Winner of TCW Flash Fiction prize (2015), Honourable Mention - Desi Writers Lounge Short Story Competition (2014), Leonard Tim Hector Memorial Award (2014), Burt Award 2nd Place (2014), Short listed for the Small Axe Fiction prize (2012, 2013),David Hough Literary Prize from the Caribbean Writer (USVI)(2011), International Fellowship to the Breadloaf Writers Conference at Middlebury College (USA)(2008),UNESCO Honour Award (Antigua)(2004)and more including spots in the Callaloo Writers Workshop at Brown University (2012)and the Caribbean Fiction Writers Summer Institute at University of Miami (1995)

Joanne C. Hillhouse Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Saint Lucian Literature and Theatre: an Anthology of Reviews by John Robert Lee and Kendel Hippolyte, Singles Holiday by Elaine Spires, The Lizard Cage by Karen Connelly, All the Joy You can Stand by Debrena Jackson Gandy, Sugar by Bernice McFadden
Favorite Books:
See blogger on books at http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com
Favorite Authors:
See blogger on books at http://wadadlipen.wordpress.com

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Listing last updated: September 12, 2016

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