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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

Jamaica: election language

Jamaica: debating Caribbean art publishing

Cuba: thinking about the film festival

Cuba: succession fears

Cuba: owing obsolete rubles

Jamaica: when poets join academia

Barbados: tribute to Desmond Bourne

Barbados: prime minister's quandary

Jamaica: vote or not?

Cuba: Prix Carbet for Padura

Barbados: remembering “Hitch”

Trinidad and Tobago: making zines

Barbados: debating “the letter”

Puerto Rico: ideas are just the start

Cuba: speaking to La Joven Cuba

Trinidad and Tobago: animated voices

Jamaica: perspective on Indian literature

Caribbean: the meaning of identity

Trinidad and Tobago: State of Emergency, Day 4

With a national state of emergency — declared by the government to combat rising crime — now in its fourth day, bloggers and other social media users in Trinidad and...

Trinidad and Tobago: Debating a State of Emergency

On Sunday 21 August, the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared a national state of emergency to deal with the violent crime that has afflicted the Caribbean nation in recent...

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