Robert Antoni’s first novel, Divina Trace, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and is recognized as a landmark in Caribbean literature. He is the author of another novel, Blessed is the Fruit, which Robert Olen Butler hailed as “an enduring work of art” and Stephen Dixon called “dreamily stimulating and intellectually and emotionally activating, besides being a wonderful story that . . . comes at you like a roar of mythological force.” Antoni holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate from the Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa. The recipient of The Paris Review‘s Aga Kahn Prize for 1999, he divides his time between Miami, the Caribbean, and Barcelona.