Kei Miller was born in Kingston, Jamaica and attended university
in the West Indies before moving to Manchester where he did an MA
in Creative Writing. In 2006, his first book of poetry was
released, Kingdom of Empty Bellies. It was shortly
followed by a collection of short stories, The Fear of
Stones, which explores the issue of Jamaican homophobia. It
was shortlisted in 2007 for a Commonwealth Writer's Prize. His
second collection of poetry, There Is an Anger That Moves,
was published in 2007. His work has also appeared in The Caribbean
Writer, Snow Monkey, Caribbean Beat and Obsydian III. He is the
editor of Carcanet's New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology.
He has been a visiting writer at York University in Canada, the
Department of Library Services in the British Virgin Islands and a
Vera Ruben Fellow at Yaddo. His first novel, The Same
Earth, was published in March. Miller divides his time between
Jamaica and the United Kingdom, where he teaches Creative Writing
at the University of Glasgow.
The Same Earth reviewed in the Independent.
The University of Iowa interviews Miller.