The Trinidadian author on the ambivalent legacy of V. S. Naipaul and the challenge of depicting a queer Caribbean....
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Stephen Narain was raised in the Bahamas by Guyanese parents and moved to Miami at 17. A graduate of Harvard College and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he is the recipient of a John Thouron Prize for Study at Cambridge University, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, the Small Axe Fiction Prize, the Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing, and the Bristol Short Story Prize. In 2012, Stephen was selected for the NGC Bocas Lit Fest’s New Talent Showcase spotlighting the best emerging Caribbean writers. He lives in Orlando, Florida, where he is a Visiting Professor of English at the Poinciana Campus of Valencia College.