Kei Miller

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(Miller, Kei) Kei Miller writes across a range of genres: novels, books of short stories, essays and poetry. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to Literature. His work has appeared in Caribbean Beat, Caribbean Writer, Obsydian III, and Snow Monkey. He is the author of the award-winning The Fear of Stones and Kingdom of Empty Bellies, A Light Song of Light, The Same Earth, and There Is an Anger That Moves. He is the editor of New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology and has been a visiting writer at York University in Toronto, Ontario; a Vera Ruben Fellow at Yaddo; and currently teaches creative writing at the University of Glasgow. His latest novel, Augustown (Pantheon), which is set in the backlands of Jamaica, is a magical and haunting novel of one woman’s struggle to rise above the brutal vicissitudes of history, race, class, collective memory, violence, and myth.