Member Profile

Robert Edison Sandiford

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Robert Edison Sandiford was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1968 to Barbadian parents. After obtaining a B.A. in English Literature from McGill University in 1990, he worked briefly as a clerk for a wholesale bookseller while writing short stories, articles and graphic novels. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Antigonish Review, Caribbean Travel & Life, Callaloo, and The Comics Journal, among other publications. From 1997 to 2001, he was the associate literary editor then arts and entertainment editor of the Nation newspaper in Barbados. He is a founding editor of ArtsEtc: The Premier Cultural Guide to Barbados, and has also worked as a book publisher, video producer (with Warm Water Productions) and Creative Writing teacher.

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Publications

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Stories. illus. C. Cathcart Sandiford & Author. Montreal: Empyreal Press, 1995.
Attractive Forces. illus. Justin Norman. New York: NBM Publishing, 1997.
Stray Moonbeams. illus. Justin Norman & Brandon Graham. New York: NBM Publishing, 2002.
Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle. Montreal: DC Books, 2003.
The Tree of Youth and Other Stories. Montreal: DC Books, 2005.
Shouts from the Outfield: The ArtsEtc Cricket Anthology (edited with Linda M. Deane). Bridgetown: AE Books, 2007.
Great Moves. illus. Geof Isherwood. New York: NBM Publishing, 2010.
Green Readings Barbados: The First Five Years (2008-2012) (edited with Linda M. Deane). Bridgetown: AE Books, 2012.
Intimacy 101: Rooms & Suites. Montreal: The Independent Press, 2013.
And Sometimes They Fly: A Novel. Montreal: DC Books, 2013.
Fairfield: The Last Sad Stories of G. Brandon Sisnett. Montreal: DC Books, 2015.

Awards

The Lionel Shapiro Award, 1990.
The Harold Hoyte Award, 2001.
Governor General's Award of Excellence in Literary Arts (Barbados) for "Reckoning", 2003.
Governor General's Award of Excellence in Literary Arts (Barbados) for The Tree of Youth and Other Stories, 2006.
Governor General's Award of Excellence in Literary Arts (Barbados) for "Massiah", 2011.
BMA Brands of Barbados Award for And Sometimes They Fly, 2013.
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