Jacqueline Bishop was born in 1971 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the founding editor of Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts & Letters and writes regularly for The Huffington Post and The Caribbean Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Macomere, Renaissance Noire and Wasafiri among other journals.
An accomplished visual artist with exhibitions in Belgium, Morocco, Italy, Cape Verde, Niger, USA and Jamaica, Ms. Bishop was a 2008-2009 Fulbright Fellow to Morocco; the 2009-2010 UNESCO/Fulbright Fellow; and is an Assistant Professor at New York University. In addition to the OCM Bocas Award, Bishop has received several additional awards, including: The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short story writing, The Arthur Schomburg Award for Excellence in the Humanities from New York University, A James Michener Creative Writing Fellowship, as well as several awards from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.
Learn more at Jacqueline Bishop’s official website