She Rocks! Maggie Harris – 2014 Commonwealth Prize Winner for the Caribbean

Author, Maggie Harris

Author, Maggie Harris

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!

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