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Sharma Taylor


Sharma Taylor is a Jamaican writer and lawyer living in Barbados. Sharma’s impressive cadre of writing has won awards regionally and internationally including the 2020 Frank Collymore Literary Endowment Award, the 2020 Wasafiri Queen Mary New Writing Prize and the 2019 Bocas Lit Fest’s Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. Sharma has also won gold medals in Barbados’ National Independence Festival of Creative Arts Literary Competition and the Best Adult Short Story Writer prize in the 2019 Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Creative Writing Competition.

You can find Sharma’s work in the Arts, Etc NIFCA Winning Words Anthologies 2015/2016 and 2017/2018, Poui: Cave Hill Journal of Creative Writing, The Caribbean Writer, Jamaica Journal, Commonwealth Writers’ Adda Stories, BIM: Arts for the 21st Century and Pree.

Her non-fiction writing has featured in Press Service International’s (PSI) online platforms, namely Christian Today New Zealand and Australia magazines.

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