Frying Plantain

House of Anansi

Zalika Reid-Benta

ZALIKA REID-BENTA is a Toronto-based writer whose debut short story collection FRYING PLANTAIN was longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize. FRYING PLANTAIN is currently nominated for the 2020 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award presented by the Ontario Library Association, and it has been on numerous “must read” lists from Bustle, Refinery29, Chatelaine Magazine, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and more. It was also listed as one of Indigo’s 50 “Best Books of 2019”. Zalika was the June 2019 Writer in Residence for Open Book and she was listed in CBC’s “6 Canadian Writers to Watch in 2019”. She received an MFA in fiction from Columbia University, was the 2019 John Gardner Fiction Fellow at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and is an alumnus of the 2017 Banff Writers’ Studio. She is currently working on a young-adult fantasy novel drawing inspiration from Jamaican folklore. Zalika is the winner of the 2019 Byblacks People’s Choice Awards for Best Author.

Bibliography

Frying Plantain (2019)

Contact

Website: https://www.zalikareidbenta.com/
Twitter: @Literati167
Instagram: @zalikarb