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Sharon Millar is the winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the 2012 Small Axe Short Fiction Award. In 2013 she was also shortlisted for the Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writer’s Prize for fiction. A past NGC Bocas Lit New Talent Showcase writer, her work has appeared in publications such as Granta, The Manchester Review, Small Axe, and Susumba Book Bag. Her story “The Whale House” was anthologized in Pepperpot: Best New Stories from The Caribbean. In The Whale House and other stories (Peepal Tree Press), Longlisted for the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, a variety of characters thread their way through her stories. But what ties the collection together is Millar’s distinctively personal voice: cool, unsentimental and empathetic. If irony is the only way to inscribe contemporary Trinidad, there is also room for the possibility of redemption.