* Edit: It appears I got my history a bit wrong. Marlon James is the first Jamaican to win the Man Booker. However, the first Caribbean national to win it appears to have been V.S. Naipaul. It just so happens he was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago! Yesterday I had a great time … Continue reading A Talk And An Award
Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…
Yep. We had a great time eating the food and drinking the drink. Marathon watching TV shows on Netflix and going to the cinema to cheer for the final chapter of The Hobbit. So we are all refreshed now and should be ready for what comes next. A year of great storytelling. We will be … Continue reading Happy New Year! Time to Start Writing Now.
Heh. Look, Ma, I'm famous. The Trinidad Guardian wrote a small article on my panel at the Bocas Lit Festival last week Sunday. They mentioned me and everything. It's a proud day, I tell you. I had a marvelous time at that Festival, mostly because I got to hang out with KAREN LORD! You heard … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS – An Article About My Appearance At The Bocas Lit Festival South
If you are from Trinidad and Tobago, or you'll be in Trinidad on October 27th 2014, feel free to come on down to the Carnegie Library in San Fernando on Library Corner. I'll be holding a Meet and Greet session for Library Week from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. There will be other local authors there and … Continue reading I Have Upcoming Appearances for LEX TALIONIS So Come Join Me!
So last Monday I had my first ever public speaking event. I went to the Carnegie Library in San Fernando and spoke with the library's book club. I took my sister and cousin along with me to record the events and for moral support. It turns out transport to the South city from our capital … Continue reading LEX TALIONIS by R.S.A. Garcia – A Talk With a Book Club And An Actual Signing!