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Nicholas Laughlin · September, 2009

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,

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Latest posts by Nicholas Laughlin from September, 2009

Bermuda: national identity

Bermuda: too wobbly for business?

Cuba: underground punk

Jamaica: utilities hardship

Trinidad and Tobago: against anti-gay violence

Trinidad and Tobago: film partners

Cuba: activist arrested and released

British Virgin Islands: conservation victory

Barbados, Guyana: forest outpost?

Bahamas: window to the past

Cuba: gift packages

St. Vincent and the Grenadines: “good hair”

Trinidad and Tobago: a fine balance

Trinidad and Tobago: GLBT religious service

Barbados: Bolt vs. Gay

Trinidad and Tobago: tranquil temple

Haiti, USA: MacArthur award for Danticat

Suriname: R.I.P. Henk Tjon

Bermuda: decriminalising cannabis?

Jamaica: honouring Usain Bolt

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