Pamela Mordecai’s Bio

Pamela Mordecai

Credit: David Mordecai

A former language arts teacher with a PhD in English, Jamaican-Canadian PAMELA MORDECAI writes for adults and children. de book of Mary: a performance poem (Mawenzi House, 2015) is her sixth poetry collection. She has published a book of short fiction, Pink Icing: stories, and a novel, Red Jacket (shortlisted for the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize), as well as five children’s books and a reference work on Jamaica (with her husband, Martin). Her play, “El Numero Uno” had its world premiere at the Young People’s Theatre in Toronto in 2010 and its Caribbean premiere in Jamaica in March 2017. Pamela and her family immigrated to Canada in 1994. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.