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.
His previous collections of poetry include 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 (2006).
In 2009 he was presented with the NDATT Caribbean Cacique Award for his contribution to the development and integration of Caribbean Theatre. He is a founder of the Lighthouse Theatre Company and the Factory Creative Arts Centre, as well as Director of the St. Lucia Arts Festival Company. He has written and staged several major works.
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 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.
He is married with three children and lives in St. Lucia.