Faustin Charles

Faustin Charles

A charismatic and compelling storyteller Faustin is best known for his children’s book, The Selfish Crocodile, which has sold over 100,000 copies. His poems are distinctively Caribbean in tone, and his ‘animal’ poems are reminiscent of Ted Hughes in their forcefulness. Poetry collections include The Expatriate (1969), Crab Track (1973), and Days and Nights in the Magic Forest (1986). The game of cricket features prominently in some of his poems, and also in his children’s book, Anancy’s Day of Cricket (1986). He has published two adult novel Sign Posts of the Jumbie and The Black Magic Man of Brixton.

He is available for storytelling and creative writing workshops.