Caroline Mackenzie is a freelance translator living in Trinidad. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her nonfiction articles are regularly featured in regional magazines MACO People and MACO Caribbean Living. Her short fiction has been published in literary journals around the world. One Year of Ugly is her first novel.
A “sparkling account” (Publishers Weekly) of the uproarious adventures that befall the Palacio family during their disastrous illegal residence in Trinidad that poignantly captures the complexities of dysfunctional families and passionate (but...[SEE MORE]