Trinidadian author and historian Michael Anthony has died at age 93. His family announced that he passed peacefully on August 24.
Anthony's first book of poems was published by the Trinidad Guardian in 1954, the same year he travelled to the United Kingdom.
While in England he held several jobs, including sub-editor at Reuters News Agency from 1964 to 1968. He also wrote short stories for the BBC radio programme, Caribbean Voices.
His first book, The Games Were Coming was published in 1963. He followed up its success with The Year in San Fernando and Green Days by the River.
He eventually returned to Trinidad & Tobago in 1970, after spending two years as part of the Trinidadian diplomatic corps in Brazil, where his novel King of the Masquerade is set.
In his five-decade career, Anthony had more than 30 titles published, including novels, collections of short fiction, books for younger readers, travelogues and histories. He was also been a contributor to several anthologies and journals.