Kei Miller is a Jamaican poet and novelist. His fourth collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet), won the prestigious Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award.
In 2014, Kei was also named as one of the 20 ‘Next Generation Poets’, a list compiled every ten years by the Poetry Book Society.
His third novel, Augustown, published by Weidenfeld and Nicholson in 2016 won the Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and was shortlisted for the 2017 RSL Ondaatje Prize.
He is currently Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Exeter.
His most recent poetry collection, In Nearby Bushes, was published by Carcanet in 2019. His essay collection Things I Have Withheld was published by Canongate and Grove in 2021.