Kei Miller is a Jamaican poet, novelist and essayist. His most recent poetry collection, The Cartographer Tries To Map A Way To Zion, won the 2014 Forward Prize in the UK. His most recent novel, Augustown, won the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde, and the Prix Les Afriques. He holds an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in English Literature and is Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Exeter. His forthcoming collection of poetry is In Nearby Bushes and a forthcoming collection of essays is The Most Important Things.