Anthony C. Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1942 and is widely recognized as one of the island’s finest exports. After being expelled from Cornwall College for refusing to submit to corporal punishment (which entailed being beaten with a cane), he eventually made his way to California where he attended Citrus College and California State University, earning a BA and MA in English. His first published novel, THE PAINTED CANOE (1984), received critical acclaim and was followed by THE LUNATIC (1987), THE GREAT YACHT RACE (1992), THE DUPPY (1997), CROCODILE (2009), DOG WAR (2007), GOD CARLOS (2012), and THE FAMILY MANSION (2013), among others. TRUST THE DARKNESS: My Life as a Writer, his autobiography, was published in 2008. His writing credits also include film scripts and plays. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife Cathy.
Anthony C. Winkler