A one-woman band: Polly Pattullo of Papillote PRess

Repeating Islands


An interview with Robert Lee for T&T’s Newsday.

Papillote Press is a small publishing house based in London and Dominica. It started publishing books exclusively about Dominica and by Dominicans, but more recently has expanded to include writings from TT, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St Vincent and now St Lucia. Its list includes a range of genres from children’s picture books to history and memoir. Three of its books are winners of the Burt Award for Young Adult Caribbean literature, which is associated with the Bocas Lit Fest of TT.

The founder of the press is Polly Pattullo. She speaks with St Lucian writer John Robert Lee, whose bibliography Saint Lucian Writers and Writing: an Author Index she recently published.

JRL: Before we chat about Papillote Press, tell me a bit about your earlier career as a journalist in the UK.

PP: I was a journalist in the UK for…

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