Born in Jamaica, Jacqueline Bishop is now based between the United States and the United Kingdom. She is a writer and visual artist whose most recent book, The Gymnast & Other Positions, was awarded the 2016 OCM Bocas Award in Non-Fiction. She is also author of the novel The River’s Song (2007), and two collections of poems, Fauna (2006) and Snapshots from Istanbul (2009). As a visual artist she has had exhibitions in several countries. Awards she has received include the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short story writing, a year-long Fulbright grant to Morocco, and a UNESCO/Fulbright Fellowship to Paris. She is an Associate Professor at New York University.