Amanda Choo Quan is a writer, artist and essayist who is both Trinidadian and Jamaican. Winner of the 2020 Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers’ Prize, one of the most significant for emerging writers from the region, she is also a Truman Capote, Callaloo, Juniper, REEF Residency and Cropper Foundation fellow. Writing about race, class, and Caribbean culture, she’s been published in Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, NYLON, the Huffington Post, LitHub, and Caribbean Beat, among others. She’s a graduate of both the California Institute of the Arts and the University of the West Indies. These days, she’s either in Los Angeles, Trinidad or on an even smaller island off its coast (no, not Tobago). Or maybe elsewhere, chasing a story. She tweets @amandacq.
March 13, 2022