Salkey, Andrew

About Andrew Salkey

Biography (Encyclopædia Britannica)

Biography (Peepal Tree Press)

Biography and Bibliography (Enciclopedia de Estudios Afroeuropeos)

Jenkins, Paul, and Martin Espada. “In Memory: Andrew Salkey (1928-1995).” Massachusetts Review, 1995

Ramchand, Kenneth. “Andrew Salkey.” Wasafiri, 1995

Huntley, Jessica. “Andrew Salkey, 1928-1995.” Black Scholar, 1995

Boxill, Anthony. “Andrew Salkey.” Twentieth-Century Caribbean and Black African Writers, Second Series, Lindfors and Sander (eds.), 1993

“Andrew Salkey Honored at London Symposium.” Black Scholar, 1992

Obituary (Independent)



Wilcoz, Zoe. “’I into history, now’: Andrew Salkey’s Jamaican epic.” British Library, 5 Sep. 2018

Ali, Jonathan. “Lonely Londoner.” The Caribbean Review of Books, Jul. 2010

Nazareth, Peter. “The Late Emancipation of Jerry Stover.” World Literature Today, vol. 57, no. 3, 1983

Ratner, Rochelle. “Children of Empire/In the Hills Where Her Dreams Live.” Library Journal, vol. 105, no. 22, Dec. 1980



Love, Margaret Grace. “‘A Password of Intellectuality’: Paratexts, Texts, and Andrew Salkey’s Construction of a Caribbean Canon.” Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 63, no. 1, 2017

Ellis, Nadia. “Between Windrush and Wolfenden: Class Crossings and Queer Desire in Andrew Salkey’s Postwar London.” Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Brown and Rosenberg (eds.), 2015

Ellis, David. “‘Playing Fiona and Being Happy with Dick’: Andrew Salkey’s Escape to an Autumn Pavement and The Adventures of Catullus Kelly.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 49, no. 2, May 2013

Houlden, Kate. “Andrew Salkey, the British Home, and the Intimacies In-Between.” Interventions, vol. 15, no. 1, 2013

Tricker, Spencer. “Respite on the Brink: Complicating the Crisis of Caribbean Identity in Andrew Salkey’s Escape to an Autumn Pavement.” Diasporic Identities and Empire: Cultural Contentions and Literary Landscapes, Nicéphore and Brooks (eds.), 2013

DeRose, Michelle. “‘Is the Lan’ I Want’: Reconfiguring Metaphors and Redefining History in Andrew Salkey’s Epic Jamaica.” Contemporary Literature, vol. 39, no. 2, 1998

Birbalsingh, Frank. “Andrew Salkey: Bright as Blisters.” Frontiers of Caribbean Literatures in English, Birbalsingh (eds.), 1996

Nazareth, Peter. “Sexual Fantasies and Neo-Colonial Repression in Andrew Salkey’s The Adventures of Catullus Kelly.” World Literature Written in English, vol. 28, no. 2, 1988




In the Border Country and other Stories (1998)

The One: the story of how the people of Guyana avenge the murder of their Pasero with help from Brother Anancy and Sister Buxton (1985)

Come Home, Malcolm Heartland (1976)

The Adventure of Catullus Kelly (1969)

The Late Emancipation of Jerry Stover (1968)

Escape to an Autumn Pavement (1960)

A Quality of Violence (1959)


Children’s and Young Adults’ Books

Danny Jones (1980)

The River That Disappeared (1979)

Joey Tyson (1974)

Caribbean Folk Tales and Legends (1980)

Jonah Simpson (1969)

Riot (1967)

Drought (1966)

Earthquake (1965)

Hurricane (1964)


Short Story Collections

Brother Anancy and other stories (1993)

Anacy Traveller (1992)

Anacy’s Score (1973)

Island Voices: Stories from the West Indies (1970)


Poetry Collections

In the Hills Where Her Dreams Live: Poems for Chile, 1973 – 1978 (1979)

Jamaica (1973)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Georgetown Journal: a Caribbean writer’s journey from London via Port of Spain to Georgetown, Guyana, 1970 (1972)

Havana Journal (1971)

Caribbean Prose: An Anthology for Secondary Schools (1967)



Wri. The Mangrove Nine (1973)


Audio and Audiovisual Material

Andrew Salkey - Interviewed by Henry Lyman for Poems to a Listener (1994 Series). YouTube, 5 Feb. 2019