2018 Recipient of an Anthony N. Sagba Caribbean Award for Excellence (Contribution to Art and Letters).
2017 Winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Augustown)
Forward Prize for Best Collection, 2014 (The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion)
Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and a broadcaster. His 2014 collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion won the Forward Prize for Best Collection. In April 2017 he won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for his novel Augustown. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to Literature.
His poetry has also been shortlisted for awards such as the Jonathan Llewelyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year. His fiction has won the Una Marson Prize and has been shortlisted for the Phyllis Wheatley Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.
Formerly an International Writing Fellow at the University of Iowa, a Visiting Writer at York University in Canada, a Reader at the University of Glasgow (until 2014), and a lecturer at Royal Holloway, he is currently a Professor of English & Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. In 2018 he is a Judge of the Gordon Burn Prize.
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2017 - 2018 Event Highlights
Judge of the Gordon Burn Prize
22 May Oxford Brookes University
13 Mar University of Bath (Corsham Campus)
28 Feb Cultural Exchanges Festival, De Montfort University
Winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Literature (Augustown)
5 Oct How We Feel Now, Humber Fest, Hull Central Library
17 Sep Brooklyn Book Festival
27 Aug Edinburgh Book Festival (with Neel Mukherjee)
25 Aug Shambala
1 Jul Brontë Parsonage Museum
30 Jun R.A.P Party, Africa Writes Festival, British Library
3 - 14 Jun US Book Tour of Augustown
27 - 30 Apr Bocas Litfest, Trinidad