Interview with Antiguan & Barbudan Writer, Joanne C. Hillhouse

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Photo: Joanne Hillhouse Photo: Joanne Hillhouse

Brief Biography:

Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse wrote The Boy from Willow Bend, Dancing Nude in the Moonlight (since re-issued as Dancing Nude in the Moonlight 10th Anniversary Edition and Other Writings), Fish Outta Water, Oh Gad! and Musical Youth, which placed second for the Burt Award for YA Caribbean Literature in 2014. Her writing fiction and/or poetry have appeared in Pepperpot: Best New Writing from the Caribbean, In the Black: New African Canadian Literature, and other journals and/or anthologies. She runs the Wadadli Pen writing programme (  For more: or

Geosi Gyasi: What is the inspiration behind your book, “Musical Youth”?

Joanne Hillhouse: There wasn’t a single inspiration. It was a combination of things that I didn’t even realize I was pulling together, as I blogged about here ( I love music. I played guitar all through my…

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