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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, Fish Outta Water, and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight. 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

Books:
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)
Anthologies:
Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean (Akashic Books, 2016), A Letter for My Mother (Simon & Schuster, 2014), For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone (Black Classic Press, 2012), In the Black: New African Canadian Literature (Insomniac Press, 2012)
Journals:
Artemis, Calabash, Ma Comère, Munyori Literary Journal, Mythium: The Journal of Contemporary Literature
, Poui, Sea Breeze: A Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writing, St. Somewhere Journal , The Caribbean Writer, The Missing Slate, Tongues of the Ocean, Women Writers
Prizes:
Burt Award 2nd Place (2014), Short listed for the Small Axe Fiction prize (2012, 2013), UNESCO Honour Award (Antigua)(2011), International Fellowship to the Breadloaf Writers Conference at Middlebury College (USA)(2008), David Hough Literary Prize from the Caribbean Writer (USVI) and more including spots in the Callaloo Writers Workshop at Brown University and the Caribbean Fiction Writers Summer Institute at University of Miami

Joanne C. Hillhouse Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Night Rising by Chris Marie Green, Paradise by Toni Morrison, Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Stormie: A Story of Forgiveness and Healing by Stormie Omartian
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: December 9, 2014

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