Fergus, Professor Sir Howard


Howard A. Fergus KBE PhD is a leading Montserratian writer who has authored some 40 books and monographs in the areas of history, education, politics, poetry, and literary criticism. He has been published in the Caribbean and in Europe. Honours and awards include The Caribbean Writer Poetry Prize, The David Hough Literary Prize, the University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and a British knighthood. Dr. Fergus is a retired Professor of Eastern Caribbean Studies and has acted periodically as Governor of Montserrat between 1976 and 2009.   Recent publications include Festival at Fifty: 1962 – 2012; Obama and Other Poems and Seven Chief Ministers – Montserrat: Sixty Years of Parliamentary Governance, 1951 – 2013; A Cloud of Witnesses: Some Pentecostal Pastors of Montserrat and September Remember.