The editors of "Booklist" have picked Claudia Cornwall's "Catching Cancer: the quest for its viral and bacterial causes" as one of the best adult books of 2013.
Pamela Mordecai was born and grew up in Jamaica. A former language arts teacher with a PhD in English, she was for fourteen years editor of the Caribbean Journal of Education. She has for many years contributed to developing curricula for students of African- and Asian-Caribbean heritage in the Caribbean as well as the UK. The author of over thirty books including textbooks, children's books, four collections of poetry and a reference work on Jamaica, her poetry appears in journals worldwide and in major anthologies of Caribbean and African-Canadian literature. Her writing for children is represented in anthologies and textbooks on both sides of the Atlantic. She has a strong interest in promoting the writing of women and has edited ground-breaking anthologies of their writing. She has also written short stories, plays and articles on Caribbean literature and publishing. Her family came to Canada in 1994. She lives in Toronto.