Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born British writer of novels, essays, a memoir, and literary journalism. Her novels have been translated into five languages and shortlisted for several major awards, (the Orange, Encore, Orion and COSTA Fiction Award) and, in 2013, Archipelago won the OCM BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature. With the Kisses of His Mouth and The Tryst are works which examine female sexuality and desire.
Monique's essays have appeared in The New York Review of Books, Boundless magazine, The Independent, Wasafiri, and Caribbean Quarterly. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and a founding member of WRITERS REBEL, an active writer-led working group within Extinction Rebellion.
Monique is also an experienced and passionate teacher of life writing and memoir writing, teaching for Skyros Writers Lab, Arvon, City University and others.