Richard Georges


PO Box 25479 EIS-5113
Miami, FL 33102-5479

Author's Bio

Richard Georges is a writer of essays, fiction, and three collections of poetry. His most recent book, Epiphaneia (2019), won the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, and his first book, Make Us All Islands (2017), was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His second book, Giant (2018), was highly commended by the Forward Prizes and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize. He is a recipient of a Fellowship from the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study and has been listed or nominated for several other prizes, including the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, and a Pushcart Prize. In addition to writing, Richard works in higher education and lives in the British Virgin Islands.

Publications & Prizes

Giant (Platypus Press, 2018)
Make Us All Islands (Shearsman Books, 2017)
Prizes won: 
  • OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature - 2020.
  • Marvin E. Williams Prize (The Caribbean Writer) - 2015.

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Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
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Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
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Last update: May 29, 2020