Photo credit: Roya DelSol 

Lue Palmer is a child of the Jamaican diaspora stretching across Canada, the UK, US and the Caribbean. With a bush country heritage, Lue was fed on stories and raised by a river in the north. Lue is a writer of literary fiction, non-fiction and poetry on Black relationships to nature, the fantastic in the everyday, and the retelling of history, among other things. Published in North America and the Caribbean, Lue is a Bread Loaf Writing Conference alumni, and a Banff Centre Writers’ Studio Artist in Residence alumni.

Lue Palmer is at work on a magical-realist novel in stories that follows Devour, a genderfluid Caribbean God who enlists the help of two spirits, Winsome and Hyacinthe, to exact justice on a world overrun with wickedness. For readers of Marlon James and The Deep by Rivers Solomon, THE HUNGRY RIVER is a parallel narrative of racial and climate justice, and a love song to Black readers, from a startlingly original and provocative new voice, to be completed this Spring. 

Lue is represented by Laura Cameron and Samantha Haywood.