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Dominique De-Light

Dominique De-Light is the co-author of the Rough Guide to Trinidad and Tobago (1998, 2002, 2007) and has contributed to Women Travel: Rough Guide Special (1999), Rough Guide to the Caribbean (2002), Writing Works  & Writing Routes . She has articles published in: The Guardian, Caribbean Way, Time Out to Trinidad, Tobago News, Lapidus Journal & Survivors Poetry Journal. Her performed work includes: short stories broadcast on BBC Sussex, a stage monologue and a radio script.

She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and her novel, Cane Hill, won an Arts Council bursary to be mentored by Sara Maitland via The Literacy Consultancy. Cane Hill, currently seeking publication, follows the lives of English Lil (1883-1958) and Trinidadian Shanti (2007-2008). Lil is admitted to Cane Hill, a mental asylum, where she wonders whether her lover, Alfred, will set her free. Shanti is a photographer, in England to escape her rocky marriage and photograph the now decommissioned Cane Hill. Shanti hears Lil’s voice, making her question her own sanity, but also prompting the discovery of the link between these two women from two different cultures and time periods.

In 2007 Dominique co-founded Creative Future, a charity that trains, supports and promotes marginalised and disabled writers and artists. She is currently organising a literary prize for marginalised and disabled writers. Previous jobs include: carnival artist and writer in residence at a day centre for homeless people.