Author Maggie Harris is the Commonwealth 2014 Short Story Prize regional winner for her story Sending for Chantal. Born in Guyana, Maggie migrated to the UK in 1971. She holds a BA & MA from the Kent University and is a former creative writing tutor and lecturer in schools and at the University of Southampton.
A poet and prose writer, Maggie won the Guyana Prize for Literature in 2000 for her poetry collection, Limbolands (1999). Other collections include From Berbice to Broadstairs (2006), After a Visit to a Botanical Garden (2010) and Sixty Years of Loving (2014).
Maggie has also written a number of short stories, Canterbury Tales on Cockcrow Morning (2013), and a memoir, Guyana Kiskadee Girl (2011).
Her latest collection of poetry Sixty Years of Loving, Cane Arrow Press, was published on Valentine’s Day, 2014.
Congratulations on your award Maggie. You Rock!