If you're familiar with the Miami literary scene or happen to have read "Water to the Angels," "Bringing Adam Home," "Last Train to Paradise," or a John Deal Novel, then you're probably aware of Les Standiford.
If you're familiar with the Los Angeles literary scene or are just a book aficionado, then you know David L. Ulin--author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles, book critic, and former book editor of the Los Angeles Times. David L. Ulin is the author or editor of eight previous books, including The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time and the Library of America’s Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a California Book Award.
At the Miami Book Fair, I interviewed Colin Channer, the author of the poetry collection Providential and the novella The Girl With the Golden Shoes. We talked about Jamaica, Caribbean literature, and his creative journey. My favorite line from the interview is when he said the following: "Growing up in Jamaica, one didn't feel that one had access to a literary life.