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Earl Lovelace (born 13 July 1935) is a Trinidadian novelist, journalist, playwright, and short story writer.
Born in Toco, Trinidad and Tobago, Earl Lovelace attended Scarborough Methodist Primary School, Scarborough, Tobago (1940-47), Nelson Street Boys, R.C., Port of Spain, Trinidad (1948), and Ideal High School, Port of Spain, Trinidad (1948-53, where he sat the Cambridge School Certificate). He worked at the Trinidad Guardian as a proofreader from 1953 to 1954, and then for the Department of Forestry (1954-6) and the Ministry of Agriculture (1956-66).
Lovelace studied at Howard University, Washington, DC, from 1966 to 1967, and in 1974 he received an MA in English from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, where he was also Visiting Novelist. In 1980, he became a visiting writer at the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He taught at Federal City College (now University of the District of Columbia), Washington, DC (1971-3), and from 1977 to 1987 he lectured in literature and creative writing at the University of the West Indies at St Augustine. He was appointed Writer-in-Residence in England by the London Arts Board (1995-6), a visiting lecturer in the Africana Studies Department at Wellesley College, Massachusetts (1996-7), and was Distinguished Novelist in the Department of English at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington (1999-2004).
He is a columnist for the Trinidad Express, and has contributed to a number of periodicals, including Voices, South, and Wasafiri. Based in Trinidad, while teaching and touring various countries, he was appointed to the Board of Governors of Trinidad and Tobago University in 2005, the year his 70th birthday was honoured with a conference and celebrations at the University of the West Indies.
Earl Lovelace has three daughters and two sons. His artist son Che Lovelace illustrated the jacket of the 1997 US edition of his novel Salt. He collaborated with his filmmaker daughter Asha Lovelace on writing the film Joebell and America, based on his short story of the same title.