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PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
  • Mount St. Benedict School
  • CAREER:                                 Growing up as a devout catholic, Scott joined the junior seminary at the age of 14 while attending Mount St. Benedict. He left Trinidad for England in January 1963 to become a Benedictine monk but ended up qualifying as a teacher in 1973. He taught English in a London school before returning to Trinidad in 1977 to teach at Presentation College and later at Aranguez Junior Secondary School. He returned to England for a short time between 1980 and 1982 and then, for good, during the mid-1980s when he began writing. The following is a listing of Scott's books:
    • 1992 - Witchbroom
    • 1994 - Ballad for the New World
    • 1998 - Aelred's Sin
    • 2004 - Night Calypso
    • 1986 - Tom Gallon Prize (for the story "The House of Funerals")
    • 1999 - Commonwealth Writer's Prize (for "Aelred's Sin")
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit