Ayanna Gillian Lloyd is a fiction writer from Trinidad & Tobago. She received the second-place prize in the Small Axe Literary Competition and was shortlisted for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize. Her work has been published in The Caribbean Writer; Moko Magazine; Small Axe; Poui; PREE, Callaloo and Anomaly. She is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is now a postgraduate researcher in Creative-Critical Writing at UEA. She lives in Norwich and is at work on her first novel.