Joan Riley

Standard Name: Riley, Joan
Birth Name: Joan Riley
JR , born in Jamaica and living from her student days in England, began publishing in the 1980s. She has dealt with the experience of uprooting and resettlement in four novels, a number of short stories, and a jointly-edited anthology.
Black-and-white close-up portrait of Joan Riley, in which she wears dreadlocks and a dark shirt, 11 February 1997.
"Joan Riley" by Donald Maclellan, 1997-02-11. Retrieved from This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


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Riley, Joan. A Kindness to the Children. Women’s Press, 1992.
Riley, Joan. “Excerpt from <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Waiting in the Twilight</span&gt”;. Women and Words: Reading other Worlds, edited by Irene Staunton and John Crowe, Weaver Press, 2002, pp. 27-40.
Riley, Joan, and Briar Wood, editors. Leave to Stay. Virago, 1996.
Riley, Joan. Romance. Women’s Press, 1988.
Riley, Joan. The Unbelonging. Women’s Press, 1985.
Riley, Joan. Waiting in the Twilight. Women’s Press, 1987.
Riley, Joan. “Writing Reality in a Hostile Environment”. Into the Nineties: Post-Colonial Women’s Writing, edited by Anna Rutherford, Lars Jensen, and Shirley Chew, Dangaroo Press, 1994, pp. 547-52.