Olive Senior was born in Jamaica and lives in Toronto. She has worked internationally as a creative writing teacher and lecturer on Caribbean literature and culture. She is on the faculty of the Humber School for Writers, Toronto and has taught in the writing programmes at University of Toronto, St Lawrence University, and Barnard College, Columbia University, New York.
Olive Senior’s work has been broadcast on both sides of the Atlantic, including the BBC Book at Bedtime and the CBC Festival of Fiction. Her short story “You Think I Mad, Miss?” was produced and performed as ‘Mad Miss’ by Theatre Archipelago in 2005 at Artword Theatre, Toronto. She has published novels, short stories and non-fiction. Her work has been included in the Best Poems on the Underground published by London Transport and she is a featured poet on The Poetry Archive.