- This article is about the author. For other uses, see Michael Anthony ).
, an eminent Caribbean author and historian, was born in Mayaro, Trinidad and Tobago on February 10, 1932 to Nathaniel Anthony and Eva Jones Lazarus. After an unsatisfying job as a young foundry worker in Pointe-à-Pierre for five years, he sought to become a journalist, but poems of his were first published by the Trinidad Guardian in 1953. Yet it was not enough for him to get a new job locally, and, reluctantly, Anthony agreed to further his career in the United Kingdom. His voyage as such aboard the Hildebrandt
took place in December 1954.
In 1959, Anthony got married to his local girlfriend, Yvette Phillip (a poetess), after which they had four children...Keith, Jennifer, Carlos and Sandra.
Four years later, the author published his first book, The Games were Coming
, a cycling story inspired by real events. Some time later, he followed up this success with The Year in San Fernando
and Green Days by the River
In all, Anthony has written over 20 titles in his four-decade career. Today he regularly frequents the local National Archives as part of his hard-working job. In 1979 he was awarded Hummingbird Medal for his contributions to Literature.