Linda M. Deane is a British-Barbadian writer and co-founding editor of ArtsEtc: The Premier Cultural Guide to Barbados.
She is a graduate of the University of Warwick’s Comparative American Studies programme, and has worked as a journalist for over 25 years in Barbados, England and the United States.
In 2006, she won first prize in Barbados’ prestigious Frank Collymore Literary Endowment and received the Prime Minister’s Award for the poetry collection, Cutting Road Blues: A Narrative. She is co-editor, with Robert Edison Sandiford, of Shouts from the Outfield: The ArtsEtc Cricket Anthology; and author of Path to a Heritage Strategy for Barbados: An Independent Report for the Barbados National Commission for UNESCO (2003).
Her writing has appeared in the publications Poui, The Caribbean Writer, Bazaar Vol. One, and Bim: Arts for the 21st Century, and she represented Barbados at the Eden Mills Writers Festival in Ontario in 2004.
A founding director of The Barbados Copyright Agency (B-COPY), Linda is also a member of the group Writers Ink Barbados and teaches creative writing in primary schools.
She has two children, Anderson Omotunde and Izora, and they, along with jazz music and her travels, are her richest sources of inspiration.