Lisa Allen-Agostini is a Trinidadian journalist, editor and writer of fiction, poetry and drama. She is also a stand-up comedian, performing as “Just Lisa”.
Allen-Agostini has been a columnist for the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, writing both in Trinidadian Creole and in Standard English, and among other publications where her journalism appears are the Trinidad Express, Caribbean Beat, Caribbean Review of Books, and Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. She is the author of novels both for young people and adults, and her fiction and poetry have been published widely, including in Lightspeed, Wasafiri, sx salon, Susumba, Moko, past simple, and About Place Journal. She is a contributor to the anthologies Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond and New Daughters of Africa. Allen-Agostini’s debut adult novel, The Bread the Devil Knead, was selected in April 2022 for the shortlist of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.