Amanda Smyth is Irish/Trinidadian. She completed an MA in Creative Writing in 2000. Her short stories have been published in New Writing, London Magazine, and broadcast on British radio as part of a series called Love and Loss. Amanda was awarded an Arts Council Grant for her first novel, Black Rock.
"'Amanda Smyth writes like a descendant of Jean Rhys. Black Rock is a powerful cocktail of heat and beautiful coolness, written in a heady, mesmerising yet translucent prose which marks Smyth out as a born novelist' Ali Smith. 'Compelling...it sings with life, texture and verve' Victoria Moore, Daily Mail."