Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Trinidadians Kevin Jared Hosein and Lisa Allen-Agostini and Puerto Rican Viviana Prado-Nunez will be vying for the three top spots and CA$22,000 in prizes in the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The three finalists of the award were announced today, March 22, 2017.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 19th, 2017
The world shudders in the wake of the passing of Derek Walcott. Playwright. Poet. Nobel Laureate. His words built monuments that continue to stand in the face of his death at age 87, on March 17, 2017.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 12th, 2017
The 2017 Longlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature has been announced and it is dominated by younger writers from the region, with six Jamaican writers included on the list of nine.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Two Caribbean writers, Jamaica’s Erna Brodber and Trinidad and Tobago’s André Alexis were among the eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize which awards writers at two ends of the spectrum - those who have made significant literary achievement and t
Robyn Stephenson | Monday, February 20th, 2017
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun should come with a trigger warning. Despite the sunny, cheerful cover, these pages are filled with drought, desperation and desire – a scathing exposé on tourism.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, January 26th, 2017
The Book Industry Association of Jamaica (BIAJ) has announced that the Kingston Book Festival, usually held every March, will become an biennial event, with the next staging taking place in March 2018.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 15th, 2017
When Nicole Dennis-Benn did her first reading on her home island in June 2016 at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, very few members of the audience had ever heard of her.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, January 6th, 2017
With a name hewn from the Jamaican proverb ‘small axe fall big tree’, the Small Axe journal of Caribbean criticism is a journal built on the understanding the small things can have an impact that far outstrips their size.
Yashika Graham | Sunday, December 18th, 2016
If madness means being plagued by memory, haunted by ruins of the past, and housing oneself in the thick of life, then may we all be so afflicted.