Amanda Smyth

Amanda Smyth is Irish Trinidadian. Her first novel Black Rock won the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, was shortlisted for NAACP award, McKitterick Prize, and selected as an Oprah Winfrey Summer Read. Black Rock was chosen as one of Waterstones, New Voices. Her second novel A Kind of Eden was published in 2013, and was recently optioned by Smuggler Entertainment to develop a three-part TV series with Prodigal. Her short stories have appeared in New Writing, London Magazine, The Times Literary Supplement and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She is writing her third novel, While They Danced, funded by Arts Council England. She teaches creative writing at Arvon and Skyros, Greece.

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