Breakout Writers Series: Cherie Jones
September 29 7:00 pm
About the Event
Cherie Jones sets her debut novel, How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House, in Baxter Beach, Barbados–a fictional sliver of paradise. In the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, Jones shines a light on often-invisible essential workers who make this place run, beyond the white sand beaches and the wealthy tourists. Join Jones and writer Soni Brown as they explore race, class, and the mythology of their home in the West Indies.
Cherie S.A. Jones was born in 1974. She received a LL.B degree from the University of the West Indies, Barbados, in 1995, a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine, Trinidad in 1997 and was admitted to the Bar in Barbados in October 1997. Cherie won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 1999. She won both the Archie Markham Award and the A.M. Heath Prize at Sheffield Hallam in the UK. A collection of interconnected stories set in a different small community in Barbados won a third prize at the Frank Collymore Endowment Awards in 2016. She still works as a lawyer, in addition to her writing.