Short-story author and novelist Jacqueline Crooks
Short-story author and novelist Jacqueline Crooks discusses themes in her writing—including immigrants, enforced silence, and strong adolescent girls—in this interview with Jo Ely, literary editor of The Woven Tale Press. Crooks is a Jamaican born British short-story writer whose main subjects are migration and Caribbean subcultures. A Wasafiri Prize runner up, the first chapter of Jacqueline’s novel Fire Rush was published by Granta (WW15, the Anthology of New Writing, 2007). You can also find her short stories in Virago (“Something was there,” 2011), Vanguard Readings (“Urban Isolation,” 2015) and Mslexia (2015). Educated at Goldsmiths University, Jacqueline has read and performed her work at the V&A, Vanguard Readings, Brixton BookJam and Volumes Book fair in Zurich. Her short story “Old goat” was published by the The Woven Tale Press in February, 2016.