ADRIAN AUGIER is an award-winning poet and producer. He is the 2010 Caribbean Laureate for Arts and Letters as awarded by the ANSA Foundation, Trinidad. In 2009 he was presented with the NDATT Caribbean Cacique Award for his contributions to Caribbean Theatre.  

AUGIER IS ALSO A DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIST. In October 2012 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies for his signal work in both economics and the arts.

THIS DUALITY OF INTERESTS manifests in his latest publication NAVEL STRING (amazon.com ) which captures the texture of St. Lucian life,  politics and history.  The work crosses several generations, with a voice that is  both passionate and prophetic.  Major themes include the loss of equity, identity and relevance against a landscape of irrevocable change. 

AUGIER HAS WRITTEN AND STAGED several major works including the folk musical Hewanorra Story (1997);  Troumassay (2000) the creation myth staged in St. Lucia, Dublin and Guadeloupe; BridgeMaker (2001) which opened in London; Anthem (2004) commissioned to mark the 25th Anniversary of St. Lucia’s Independence; and Navel String which opened at the 2010 World Festival of Black Art and Culture, in Dakar Senegal.   ESPERANCE: Hope of an Island (2009) is a commentary on the national psyche after three decades of political independence. 

PREVIOUS COLLECTIONS of POETRY include Out of Darkness (1979), Genesis (1980), Of Many Voices (1981), Tears & Triumphs (1982) and BridgeMaker (2001).  His work has also appeared in several anthologies including Roseau Valley and other Poems, Jubilee Trust Fund; Anthology: Twenty Years of Literary Achievement, M&C Fine Arts Awards (1998); and Saint Lucian Literature and Theatre: An Anthology of Reviews, Cultural Development Foundation (2006).   

A FOUNDER of the Lighthouse Theatre Company and the Factory Creative Arts Centre, Augier is the Director of the St. Lucia Arts Festival Company.  He is married with three children and lives in St. Lucia.