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Lawrence Scott, Reading and in conversation


Lawrence Scott

In conversation and reading from his new novel


Light Falling on Bamboo


Thursday 25th October, 6-8pm, The Writers’ Room, Millburn House, University of Warwick 

Prize-winning Trinidadian author Lawrence Scott’s new novel, Light Falling on Bamboo (published by Tindal Street Press), is inspired by the paintings, the life and times of Michel Jean Cazabon, Trinidad’s most important 19th Century Painter.


"In this intimate, compassionate portrait of 19th century Trinidad, Lawrence Scott presents a gripping tale of a world burdened by its secrets and exposed by its art.” – Earl Lovelace

“Lawrence Scott deftly paints a portrait of a man deeply split on every level . . . This novel shows us the dark "truth of an age" in a small corner of the New World, once dependent on slave labour.” – Monique Roffey, The Independent

Lawrence Scott was born on a sugar-cane estate in Trinidad. His novels include Witchbroom (1992), Aelred’s Sin (1998) and Night Calypso (2004). He has edited Golconda: Our Voices Our Lives, an anthology of oral-histories and other stories and poems from the sugar-belt in Trinidad (2009). He lives in London and Port of Spain. Lawrence Scott reads & discusses Light Falling on Bamboo in this short film by Karen Martinez


Copies of Light Falling on Bamboo will be available to buy on the night and for signing.

This event is free and open to all. If you are interested in attending please email Michael Niblett (