Shape-Shifter and more books by Pauline Melville …

A collection of short stories which are all set in the Caribbean and London. Pauline Melville is the winner of “The Guardian” Fiction Prize and winner of the Macmillan Silver Pen Award. This book was also awarded the 1991 Commonwealth Writers Prize for best first book. Shape-shifter (Picador Books) More Books by Pauline Melville ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Pauline Melville


Pauline Melville: First Guyanese to win the Commonwealth Writers’ (Best Overall) Prize

Pauline Melville was born in Guyana in 1948 and has emerged as one of the most accomplished talents on the modern literary scene. Her pre-school years were spent in the then British Guiana. Her father was “mixed-race Guyanese, part South American Indian, African and Scottish”, and her mother came from a “big working-class family” in south London. The family moved to south London in the early 1950s, when she was “five or six”. A professional actor before she became a … read more