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Shivanee Ramlochan: 'Everyone Knows I am a Haunting' England Book Tour

  • Various venues in England (map)

Shivanee Ramlochan will be in England from September to October 2018 for the Forward Prizes and during her stay, will be on a book tour giving readings at arts venues, festivals and universities, as well as running masterclasses and workshops.

Ramlochan is a Trinidadian writer, arts reporter and book blogger. Her first collection of poems, Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting is published by Peepal Tree Press (2017) and has been shortlisted for the Forward Prizes (2018 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection).  The book was also a finalist selection for the 2018 People's Choice T&T Book of the Year. 

Welcome to a challenging, unforgettable and courageous new voice.
— Olive Senior

Shortlisted for The Forward Prizes 2018 (Best First Collection).

Shortlisted for the People’s Choice T&T Book of the Year 2018

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Click on venue/host links (info is provided where available)


15th, British Library

16th, London Liming

20th, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen at Poetry School


1st, Spread The Word

9th 7pm, Electric House, Portobello Road, Summoning Creativity: conversation with Suzanne Noble (Advantages of Age)

10th, Oxford University Poetry Society

13th, Black Writers Conference, Manchester

16th Caribbean Women’s Poetry event, Norwich, contact us for info

17th 2pm, University of Leicester

19th, The Leeds Library Salon

20th, The Asian Writer Festival

22nd, Brunel University

22nd PM, private launch, contact us for details

Ramlochan is the deputy editor of The Caribbean Review of Books, the Book Review Editor for Caribbean Beat Magazine and is part of the team that runs the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, the Anglophone Caribbean's largest literary festival. She also writes about books at her personal blog, Novel Niche with a special emphasis on close readings of Caribbean and queer literatures.  Her UK appearance is part of a book tour produced by Renaissance One @novelniche

Ramlochan’s poetry slays whoever would force an ‘identity’ on it. It alchemizes the roles of grandmothers, abortionists, labourers, clerks, dancers, policemen, cousins, rapists into the greatest intensity of human.
— Vahni Capildeo
She has chosen to conduct her revolution on the page, and for that her readers are blessed.
— Carol Quash, Trinidad and Tobago Newsday (22 July 2018)
These poems crackle with soucouyant ire and the voices of duennes in stanzas so bewitching you will not want to look away.
— Rajiv Mohabir
Earlier Event: September 15
London is the Place For Me: Saturday Pass
Later Event: September 15
Linton Kwesi Johnson on Michael Smith