Kevin Jared Hosein was born and lives in Trinidad and Tobago. He has previously published two books: The Repenters (longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and the OCM Bocas Prize) and Littletown Secrets. His writings have been published in numerous anthologies and outlets including Lightspeed, Commonwealth Writers and Moko Arts & Letters. His other accolades include the 2015 and 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Regional Prize (Caribbean) and being twice shortlisted for the Small Axe Literary Prize for Prose. The Beast of Kukuyo received 2nd place at the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.