Paulette Ramsay grew up in the parish of Hanover, Jamaica. She studied at the University of the West Indies where she obtained her Ph.D. degree in Spanish. She also did courses at the University of Florida, and at language institutes in Venezuela, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Her published articles, translations, reviews and interviews have appeared in several academic journals. She has been an Assistant Professor in the Foreign Languages Department at Berry College in the USA and is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Languages at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, in Kingston, Jamaica. She has a special interest in the literary production and culture of Afro-Hispanic societies.