Edison T. Williams is a Bajan, born and raised in Barbados.
“I attended St. Silas Boys School and Harrison College. At Harrison College, at the prompting of an English teacher, I wrote my first short story. He liked the story but left our school prematurely, shortly after, and my story writing ambitions became dormant. After school, I chose a career in the hospitality industry but found the demands of career too great to devote time to writing stories.
I always enjoyed reading and the urge to write stories was still there as retirement approached. Barbados offers excellent opportunities for aspiring writers. I took advantage of classes at the Barbados Community College and The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and started to write.”
Facing North Tales from Bathsheba is his first book. His work has appeared in www.artsetcbarbados.com and in the NIFCA (Barbados National Independence Festival of the Creative Arts) 2013 and 2015 anthologies. He is the winner of the 2015 George Lamming Award for prose excellence for his short story, Peezoff is Dead.
He lives in Barbados with his wife Margaret, a musician and teacher. They are the parents of two grown children who have ‘flown the coop’ and live in Canada.