Cherie Jones is a lawyer based in Barbados. She won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 1999. She then studied Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam in 2015, where she won both the Archie Markham Award and the A.M. Heath Prize. In 2015 she was also awarded a full fellowship from the Vermont Studio Centre. A collection of interconnected stories set in a different small community in Barbados won the third prize in the Frank Collymore Endowment Awards in 2016. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is her first novel and was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.