Stephen Narain was raised in the Bahamas and holds Guyanese and American passports. A graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he won a John Thouron Prize for Study at the University of Cambridge, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, and grants from the Vermont Studio Center, the Corporation of Yaddo, and Aspen Summer Words. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the Caribbean Review of Books, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and McSweeney’s anthology of Caribbean fiction, edited by Marlon James. A recipient of the 2010 Small Axe Fiction Prize and the 2014 Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, in 2012 he was selected for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s New Talent Showcase, spotlighting the best emerging Caribbean writers. He is currently at work on a novel, as well as a book of essays and conversations examining cultural change in the post-independence Caribbean. He lives in Florida.