- Sharma Taylor, Writer
Sharma Taylor is a Jamaican writer and attorney living in Barbados. She holds a PhD from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, obtained on a Commonwealth Scholarship and has completed various writing courses, including at Arvon and postgrad courses at the University of the West Indies. She has been shortlisted twice for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize (in 2018 and 2020) and has won the 2020 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Prize and 2019 Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize for emerging writers. Her short story How You Make Jamaican Coconut Oil won the 2020 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize.