Karen Lord

Karen Lord
  • Author and Research Consultant
  • Company: Caribbean Futures Institute

Dr Karen Lord is an award-winning author and independent research consultant in Barbados. Her academic qualifications range from a BSc (University of Toronto) in History of Science and Technology with a major in Physics to a PhD (Bangor University, UK) in the sociological and statistical analysis of secular religiosity. She has co-authored reports on development and on youth employment with the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (University of the West Indies) for the UNDP and the Caribbean Development Bank.
Her debut novel Redemption in Indigo won the 2008 Frank Collymore Literary Award, the 2010 Carl Brandon Parallax Award, the 2011 William L. Crawford Award, the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature and the 2012 Kitschies Golden Tentacle (Best Debut), and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. She is the author of the science fiction duology The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game, and the editor of the anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean. Her most recent novel, Unraveling, was published by DAW Books in June 2019.