SHARMAINE LOVEGROVE is the Publisher of Dialogue Books the UK’s only inclusive imprint, part of Little, Brown Book Group and Hachette UK. Prior to going in-house Sharmaine was the Co-Founder and Publishing Director of Dialogue Scouting, the UK’s first book to film & TV scouting consultancy as well as being Literary Editor at ELLE magazine. Her path is drawn from all things innovative in storytelling and in 2008 Sharmaine set up her own bookshop as well as a creative agency in Berlin having worked previously in PR, bookselling, event management and digital consultancy and magazine publishing. Home is London and her roots are Jamaican and stories make her part of the world. You can follow her on twitter @sharlovegrove
ANNIE PAUL is a writer and critic based at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she is head of the Publications Section at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Author of a weekly column in the Jamaica Gleaner and Editor of the book Caribbean Culture: Soundings on Kamau Brathwaite Paul is the recipient of a grant from the Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands). Paul serves on the board of the National Gallery of Jamaica. She is a founding editor of the journal Small Axe and the original Caribbean Review of Books; and has been published in international journals and magazines such as Newsweek International, the Guardian (UK), Chimurenga, The Caravan (India), Slavery & Abolition, Art Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly, Wasafiri, Callaloo, and Bomb. Paul was born in India and is author of the blog Active Voice (anniepaul.net). You can follow her on Twitter @anniepaul.
DIANA McCAULAY is a Jamaican writer and environmental activist. She has written four novels, Dog-Heart, Huracan, Gone to Drift and White Liver Gal. Dog-Heart was shortlisted for the Guyana Prize; both Dog-Heart and Huracan were shortlisted for the Saroyan Prize for International Writing and both Dog-Heart and Gone to Drift were longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Award. Gone to Drift placed second in the Burt Prize for Caribbean Literature, won the Lignum Vitae Vic Reid Award in 2015. McCaulay also won the Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean writing in 2014, for her non-fiction work-in-progress Loving Jamaica: a memoir of place and (not) belonging. Her short fiction has appeared in Eleven Eleven, Granta On Line, Fleeting Magazine, The Caribbean Writer, Afro-Beat and Lifestyle Magazine. She was the regional winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2012, for her short story The Dolphin Catchers. You can follow her on Twitter @dmccaulay.
ISIS SEMAJ-HALL is a decolonial feminist, cultural analyst, and bad gyal Ph.D. Her curiosity is piqued at the intersection of art and politics.Shaped by her Jamaican childhood and New York adolescence, she has been known to write on sound studies and remix theory, Rihanna, Protoje, Edwidge Danticat, Marlon James, dub, and dancehall. Semaj-Hall is the author of the “write pon di riddim” blog and she lectures in Caribbean writing, reggae poetry, and popular culture at the University of the West Indies, Mona. See her on Instagram @riddim.writer or chat with her on Twitter @isissemajhall.
GARNETTE CADOGAN is an essayist. He is editor-at-large for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas and writes about culture and the arts for various publications. He is a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, and a 2017-2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Born and raised in Jamaica, he’s now a New Yorker who is found as often in other cities as much as the one he calls home.
NERYS HUDSON mainly reads, but sometimes writes and designs as well. Generally, she is happiest when working with stories.