The English-born author of Dear Future (1996) as well as the Longest Storage (1994), he was successful from the David Highman Prize for Fiction. Also a poet, he received the 1999 Guyana Poetry Award for both Mama Dot (1985) and Airy Hall (1989). He devoted himself to innovative writing after getting a qualification in Caribbean Research from the School of Kent. He started teaching British at Virginia Technology in 2003. He was the very first kid of Malcom D’Aguiar and Kathleen Messiah. He was created in London, Britain to a family group of Guyanese descent. He was a 2009 finalist for the esteemed T.S. Eliot Award.