Bahamian-born PATRICIA GLINTON-MEICHOLAS, writer, editor, cultural critic and academic, is an honours graduate of the University of the West Indies and the University of Miami. Recognized nationally for her contributions to Bahamian literature, she was first winner of the Bahamas Cacique Award for Writing (1995) and recipient of a Silver Jubilee of Independence Medal for Literature (1998). She was the first woman to present the prestigious Sir Lynden Pindling Memorial Lecture (Nassau, 2005). Her books include An Evening in Guanima (short stories based on Bahamian folktale motifs), the novel, A Shift in the Light, and two volumes of poetry (No Vacancy in Paradise and Robin's Song). She co-wrote Bahamian Art 1492 to 1992 and contributed to the Macmillan Dictionary of Art. Her story "The Gaulin Wife" appears in the Penguin anthology Under the Storyteller's Spell (1988). A monograph on Bahamian folktales was published in the Encuentros series of the Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Centre. Her most recent book is Years of Favour, a 264-page history and pictorial of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of The Bahamas 1960-2010 (with P. Neko Meicholas and Carla Glinton). She has also written and directed several historical documentaries for television.