Trinidad, historically located at the crossroads of the Americas, has produced
an incomparable national literature, fashioning genres that have informed the Caribbean region as a whole. One of the greatest contemporary Trinidadian writers is Earl Lovelace. His novelistic performative epics combine the rhythms of steelband and calypso with the narrative complexity of Faulkner. This is the first published volume to assess Lovelace's fiction and also his larger role in Caribbean letters.
Bill Schwarz teaches in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London. Most recently he has edited West Indian Intellectuals in Britain (2003) and The Locations of George Lamming (2007). He is an editor of History Workshop Journal.