Joanne C. Hillhouse

Joanne C. Hillhouse

Joanne C Hillhouse has five published books of fiction – the Boy from Willow Bend – which is taught at schools in Anguilla and Antigua, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight – an anniversary edition of which has been published as Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings, Fish Outta Water – a children’s picture book, Musical Youth – a finalist for the inaugural Burt Award for teen and young adult Caribbean literature, and Oh Gad! – described on NPR as “a compelling slice of Caribbean life”.  She’s also published in anthologies like Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean and For Women: In Tribute to Nina Simone; journals like PEN America and the Caribbean Writer; and magazines like Essence and Writer’s Digest. She has participated in writing workshops at University of Miami, Middlebury College, and Brown University; she recently participated in CARIBLit’s fiction editing workshop. Joanne freelances as a writer and editor, writing coach and workshop facilitator when she’s not creating her own prose and poetry. She also runs a writing programme, Wadadli Pen (, to nurture and celebrate the literary arts in her homeland of Antigua and Barbuda. At this writing Joanne has a second children’s picture book forthcoming with Little Bell Caribbean. For more, visit


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