Joan Riley(1958-), Author
Sitter in 1 portrait
Born in St Mary, Jamaica, Riley came to the UK after completing her secondary education to study at Sussex University and obtain her BL and MA in sociology. Her first novel, The Unbelonging, was published in 1985, followed by Waiting in the Twilight (1987) and Romance (1988). Literary awards include the Voice Award for Literary Excellence (1992), the MIND Book of the Year Prize (1993) and the prestigious Voice Literary Figure of the Decade Award.
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