Heather Barker is a Barbadian writer, born in the UK. Her fiction focuses on girls and women in the Caribbean and the African Diaspora while exploring the legacies of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Her short story, African Burial Ground, was shortlisted for the 2016 Small Axe Literary Competition while her collection manuscript, The Plundering, was the top entry in the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment (2017). Heather was shortlisted for the 2019 Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize as well as the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She runs a boutique PR firm in Barbados.