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Trinidad Noir: The Classics


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Earl Lovelace is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and short story writer. He recently received the Grand Prize for Caribbean Literature by the Regional Council of Guadeloupe and the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. He is the coeditor of Trinidad Noir: The Classics. Robert Antoni is equal parts Trinbagonian, Bahamian, and US citizen. He is the author of five novels, most recently As Flies to Whatless Boys. He is the recipient of a NALIS Lifetime Literary Award from the Trinidad & Tobago National Library. He is the coeditor of Trinidad Noir: The Classics.


"Trinidad Noir: The Classics asks readers to reconsider the postcolonial condition in the forty-five years after independence."
--SX Salon"There can be little doubt...that this represents a good range of literary shapshots of Trinidad, giving clues to its distinct character."
--Crime Review"Each story is magnetic."
--New York Journal of Books"A dazzling sample of the talent that makes Trinidad and Tobago so unique...The book is a display of wide-ranging styles and great talents, giving a sense of the remarkable diversity of such a small island."
--Pif Magazine"The first installment of Trinidad Noir (2008) revealed a dark, incessant heart beating beneath the public and private carapaces of contemporary T&T. This second offering delivers nineteen stories from a cadre of writers, the majority of whom emerged as established voices in the republic's march towards Independence...These stories sing of a fractured, fascinating land."
--Caribbean Beat Magazine
"Every story speaks to you...Trinidad Noir is an inimitable work of art, a classical expose of the island's literary giants. For all its color it never falls short on its singular statement that the Caribbean people remain a distinctively creative force, a force that has ensured their survival."
--Kaieteur News (Guyana)

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