Contributor: Nicholas Laughlin

Back to Author Listing

Shivanee Ramlochan: “The poems must have decided on me” | Own Words

Issue 146 (July/August 2017) | 0 comments
Poet Shivanee Ramlochan on her debut book Everyone Knows I Am a Haunting, and why she’s so powerfully drawn to difficult subjects — as told to Nicholas Laughlin

Remembering Derek Walcott (1930–2017) | Icon

Issue 145 (May/June 2017) | 2 comments
St Lucian poet, playwright, and Nobel laureate

Mt Roraima: “I could hardly imagine how we came all this way”

Issue 134 (July/August 2015) | 0 comments
Caribbean Beat editor Nicholas Laughlin on his trek to Mt Roraima, his most memorable trip in a decade of travel

Bookshelf (March/April 2002)

Issue 54 (March/April 2002) | 0 comments
New books from and about the Caribbean

Kaieteur dreaming

Issue 132 (March/April 2015) | 0 comments
With their 741-foot drop over a sandstone plateau, the majestic Kaieteur Falls are an icon of Guyana, and a must-see for adventure travellers. But while most visitors hop down on an airborne day-trip, a lucky few get to experience this natural wonder the old-fashioned way, travelling by boat up the Potaro River. Nicholas Laughlin recounts the journey, and the falls’ magnetic attraction

Caribbean Bookshelf (January/February 2002)

Issue 53 (January/February 2002) | 0 comments
This month's reading picks

Beyond the beyond: the Shetland Islands

Issue 130 (November/December 2014) | 0 comments
The Shetland Islands, northernmost part of the United Kingdom, seem utterly remote on the map. But Nicholas Laughlin finds they have a busy history as a crossroads of the North Atlantic

Word of mouth (November/December 2014)

Issue 130 (November/December 2014) | 0 comments
2014’s hottest Caribbean novel, Caribbean artists on show in Santa Fe, and a celebration of food and drink in Barbados

Finding the centre in Mexico City

Issue 128 (July/August 2014) | 0 comments
Nicholas Laughlin arrives in Mexico City, and realises his whole notion of geography is wrong. The Aztecs thought this was the centre of the universe — maybe they were right

Inside the Salle des Reclusionnaires – the solitary confinement area – on Ile Royale. Photograph by Nicholas Laughlin

The man with the butterfly tattoo

Issue 100 (November/December 2009) | 0 comments
Real-life adventure or just a rollicking good yarn? Nicholas Laughlin reads between the lines of Papillon, the classic account of an escape