Garfield Ellis grew up in Jamaica, the eldest of nine children. He studied marine engineering, management and public relations in Jamaica and completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Miami, on full scholarship as a James Michener Fellow. He is a two-time winner of the Una Marson prize for adult literature. He has twice won the Canute A. Brodhurst prize for fiction Heinemann/Lifestyle short story competition. Ellis is the author of Flaming Hearts, Wake Rasta, Such As I Have, For Nothing at All, and Till I’m Laid To Rest. In his latest novel, The Angels’ Share (Akashic) a Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.