Monique Roffey is an award-winning Trinidadian-born writer. Her books have been shortlisted for the COSTA Fiction Award, the Orange Prize and the Encore Award, and she won the OCM BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature. She is a Lecturer on the Novel MFA at Manchester Metropolitan University and has also taught creative writing and mentored emerging writers in Trinidad for several years. Monique is an active member of Extinction Rebellion, and a co-founder of Writers Rebel, an initiative set up to encourage writers to address the climate emergency in their work. Her seventh book, The Mermaid of Black Conch, was released in 2020 and was named as the COSTA Book of the Year in 2021.