Mark McWatt is currently Head of the English Department at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.
He has published two collections of poetry - Interiors (1989), and the Language of Eldorado (1994), which won the Guyana Prize. Suspended Sentences is his first work of fiction. He has published widely in journals on aspects of Caribbean literature and is joint editor of the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse (2005). Mark McWatt was the founding editor of the Journal of the West Indian Literature.