Dr. Michael Bucknor is a senior lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English (DLIE) and Public Orator of the Mona Campus at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). A former head of the DLIE, he is a valuable member of the organizing team of the Two Seasons Talking Trees Literary Fiesta 2019.
He graduated with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from The UWI, and then went on to complete his Master of Arts and PhD at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) on a Commonwealth Scholarship. His research interests include Caribbean/Canadian writing and he is now completing a manuscript titled, Performing Masculinities in Jamaican Popular Culture.
He has been the Chief Judge for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Una Marson Prize and the OCM BOCAS Prose Prize. He sits on the editorial board of Caribbean Quarterly, Lacayos, and Issues in Critical Investigation, and is senior editor of the Journal of West Indian Literature.
Dr. Bucknor will be reading from the works of Garfield Ellis.