David Dabydeen

David Dabydeen is the author of several novels, collections of poetry and works of non fiction.


His debut collection of poetry, Slave Song won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize. His novels include, The Intended (winner of the Guyana Prize for Literature), Disappearance, The Counting House, Our Lady of Demerara, Molly and the Muslim Stick and Johnson’s Dictionary. In 2007 he co-edited The Oxford Companion to Black British History.


David was awarded the Anthony Sabga Prize for Literature in 2008.