Kei Miller


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Kei Miller is the author of 11 books that range across genres – fiction, nonfiction and poetry. He is interested both in that movement between genres and between creative writing and literary scholarship.  In 2014 he won the Forward Prize for Poetry for The Cartographer Tries to Map A Way To Zion. His Novel Augustown won the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. His collection of essays, Things I Have Withheld was shortlisted for the Bailley Gifford Prize. He has also written several essays of literary scholarship in the field of Caribbean Literature.

Kei joined the English Faculty at UM in 2021. He previously taught in the UK at the Universities of Exeter, London, and Glasgow. Kei has an MA in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow. His dissertation examined the epistolary tradition in West Indian Literature.