Jan Lowe Shinebourne (born 1947) is a Guyanese novelist who was born in Canje, Berbice, Guyana and was educated at Berbice High School and the University of Guyana. After school she was a reporter in Georgetown. She began writing in the mid 1960s and in 1974 she was a prize-winner in the National History and Arts Council Literary Competition. In 1970 she emigrated to London, England. She did postgraduate literary studies at the University of London. She has published a collection of short stories and three novels. In Timepiece (1986), Sandra Yansen must leave behind the close ties of family and village when she goes away to take up a job as a reporter in Georgetown. The novel won the Guyana Literary Prize for a first work of fiction. The Last English Plantation (1988) is set within a labyrinth of political chaos in British Guiana in the 1950s.