Diana McCaulay is an award-winning Jamaican writer and a lifelong resident of its capital city, Kingston. She has written two novels, Dog-Heart (March 2010) and Huracan (July 2012), published by Peepal Tree Press in the United Kingdom. Both novels met with critical acclaim and have broken local publishing records. Dog-Heart won a Gold Medal in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission's National Creative Writing Awards (2008), was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize (2011), the IMPAC Dublin Award (2012), and the Saroyan Prize for International Writing (2012). She is also an environmental activist and CEO of Jamaica Environment Trust.