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Nicholas Laughlin

I'm a writer and editor with a particular interest in Caribbean literature and art. I was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and am still here. My book of poems, “The Strange Years of My Life”, was published in 2015.

I'm the editor of Caribbean Beat, a bimonthly magazine; co-director of the contemporary art space Alice Yard; and programme director for the Bocas Lit Fest.

I've also edited a collection of essays by C.L.R. James, “Letters from London” (2003), a revised and expanded edition of V.S. Naipaul's early family correspondence, “Letters Between a Father and Son” (2009), and an anthology of new writing from Commonwealth small island countries, “So Many Islands” (2018).

Find out more about me at my home page, nicholaslaughlin.net.

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Latest posts by Nicholas Laughlin

His world was what it was: the enigma of V.S. Naipaul

"There are books of Naipaul’s I hope never to read again, and books of his without which I can’t understand the world I was born into."

Caribbean: Talking to Giselle Rampaul of ‘The Spaces Between Words’

An interview with Trinidadian literary scholar Giselle Rampaul, producer of the literary podcast series The Spaces Between Words.

Caribbean: Talking to Peter James Hudson of The Public Archive

An interview with historian Peter James Hudson, whose “digital humanities” blog The Public Archive collects historical and archival resources on Haiti.

Jamaica: why they lost the election

Trinidad and Tobago: a lesson about strength

Jamaica: a new prime minister

Barbados: too many cars

Guyana: crime and insecurity

Bermuda: rethinking ties with Britain?

Cuba: on writer Achy Obejas

Jamaica: missing children

Jamaica: politician too loud?

Barbados: leptospirosis outbreak

Barbados: old-time Christmas

Cuba: talking to Orlando Luis Pardo

Bermuda: a blog break?

Jamaica: support for LGBT rights?

Jamaica: out of context

Bermuda: military mess?

Guyana: politics and egg-pelting

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