Lawrence Scott is a prize-winning Caribbean novelist and short-story writer from Trinidad & Tobago. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Literary Award for his “significant contribution to the development of Trinidad and Tobago’s Literature” in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence, 1962-2012.
He has been awarded and short-listed for Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, Best Book and Best First Book in Canada & the Caribbean. He was twice nominated for The International Impac Dublin Literary Award. He was once Long-Listed for The Whitbread Prize and The Booker Prize. He was awarded the Tom-Gallon Short-Story Award.
He was a Writer-in-Residence at the University of the West Indies in 2004. In 2006-2009 he was a Senior Research Fellow of The Academy for Arts, Letters, Culture and Public affairs at The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT).
He lives and works in Trinidad and England, writing and teaching creative writing. He is resident in London and Port of Spain.