Ingrid Persaud

Born in Trinidad, Ingrid Persaud has had lives as a legal academic teaching at King’s College London, a Goldsmith College and Central St Martins trained visual artist and a project manager. Although she came to writing later in life, she has always been preoccupied with the power of words, both in her academic work and her exploration of text as art. Persaud is the 2017 winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her work has appeared in Granta, Prospect and Pree magazines. Her physical homes are London and Barbados which she shares with ‘The Husband, teenaged twin boys, a feral chicken and two rescue dogs'.

Anthologies featuring Ingrid Persaud

The BBC National Short Story Award 2018

The thirteenth year of the esteemed BBC prize shortlist, this year introduced by head judge Stig Abell.