Prof. Barbara Paul-Emile, author of "Mosaic" (Eunoia Publishing), explores the source of her impulse to write.
Prof. Barbara Paul-Emile
Her collection of Caribbean short fiction, Mosaic, is in competition for The Story Prize, which is an annual book award for short story collections written in English and published in the U.S. during a calendar year. "Mosaic presents stories that focus on the vicissitudes of daily life as experienced by people in small towns and rural districts in the Caribbean islands. It seeks to uncover the dynamics that shape the resourceful choices that characters make within the context of cultural frame-works and personal values. These tales deal with personal dilemmas, psychic themes, class distinctions, and social issues as shaped by the legacy of colonialism and slavery and as expressed in the complex heritage of the region."
Read about her Q&A with The Official Blog of The Story Prize.