Monique Roffey

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Monique Roffey is an award winning writer. Her most recent novel, The Mermaid of Black Conch (Peepal Tree Press) won the Costa Book of the Year Award, 2020 and was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, 2020, the Rathbones/Folio Award 2021, and the Republic of Consciousness Award. It was also long listed for the OCM Bocas Award for Fiction and the Orwell Prize for Political fiction, 2021.

Her other novels have been shortlisted for The Orange Prize, Costa Novel Award, Encore and Orion Awards. In 2013, Archipelago won the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. She is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at MMU and a tutor at the National Writers Centre.

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The Mermaid of Black Conch

4.12 avg rating — 3,698 ratings — published 2020 — 8 editions
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3.45 avg rating — 2,920 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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Archipelago

3.89 avg rating — 820 ratings — published 2012 — 10 editions
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Sun Dog

3.71 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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House of Ashes

3.51 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
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The Tryst

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With the Kisses of His Mouth

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The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
"Outstanding. Really fucking beautiful. "
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
"A beautifully written gentle love story wrapped in a fantastical mystical world. This is the second book I’ve read of this author and I have loved them both. 8.5/10"
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Sun Dog by Monique Roffey
“Travelling, he'd always thought, was where he'd meet his other self. Somewhere in a foreign place, he would bump into the bit of himself which was lost.”
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“Travelling, he'd always thought, was where he'd meet his other self. Somewhere in a foreign place, he would bump into the bit of himself which was lost.”
Monique Roffey, Sun Dog

“That's what a poem is. Words which have a hidden meaning. A poem is like a secret.”
Monique Roffey, Archipelago

“George liked it so, that this island was uncompromising and hard for tourists to negotiate. Not all welcome smiles and black men in Hawaiian shirts, playing pan by the poolside. No flat, crystal beaches, no boutique hotels. Trinidad was oil-rich, didn't need tourism. Trinidadians openly sniggered at the sunburnt American women who wandered down the pavement in shorts and bikini top. Trinidad was itself; take it or leave it.”
Monique Roffey, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

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