About the Author
OLIVE SENIOR is the prizewinning author of a dozen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Her short story collection Summer Lightning
(Longman, 1986) won the inaugural CommonwealthWriters’ Prize for Best Book, and her poetry collection Over the Roofs of theWorld
(Insomniac, 2005) was a finalist for the 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. Born in Jamaica, she has travelled widely and now spends most of her time in Jamaica and Toronto.