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Tanya Shirley Launches The Merchant of Feathers

Tanya Shirley

Acclaimed poet Tanya Shirley is set to launch her sophomore collection The Merchant of Feathers (Peepal Tree Press, 2014).

Limbo, Limbo Like Me

Esther Figeroa

The short, silver-haired, impish lady steps into the bookshop. She has an air of adventure about her – maybe it’s the cargo pants and wind-tousled hair. When she removes her sunglasses to greet me her eyes sparkle with the same adventurous glow.

Kei Miller and His Creative Kingdom at the Philip Sherlock

Kei Milller

“You’re coming into your creative kingdom and your name will be hallowed,” said Dr. Michael Bucknor. The words came as a part of his closing remarks introducing Kei Miller’s Writing Down the Vision: Essays and Prophecies.

Three Caribbean Novelists Longlisted for IMPAC Dublin Award

All Over Again, As Flies to Whatless Boys and Gloria Longlisted for IMPAC Award

Three Caribbean writers have been longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

JN Resolution Project Coffee Table Book Launched

Mikhail Henry (l) and Earl Jarrett (r) at the launch of Take A Look at My World

A shower of rain as darkness fell on Kingston did nothing to dampen the high spirits celebrating the arrival of Take A Look At My World, the coffee table top book showcasing images from the JN Resolution Project.

Kei Miller Launches 2014 Prize-Winning Books in Jamaica

Kei Miller Launches two 2014 prize-winning titles in Jamaica

Jamaican audiences are set to feast on a double serving of Kei Miller’s writing with the launch of his two latest collections Writing Down the Vision: Essays and Prophecies and The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion on Sunday December 21, 2014 at

A Brief History of Eight Book Lists

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings is clearly one of the heavyweight books of 2014 and not merely because at 688 pages it weighs in at a almost 3lbs.

Aston Cooke’s Goes from the Stage to the Page

Aston Cooke's Country Duppy and Jonkanoo Jamboree

Award winning playwright Aston Cooke has released two of his most culturally intriguing plays in a new book. Country Duppy and Jonkanoo Jamboree is an entertaining and engaging foray into the vagaries of Jamaican traditional and contemporary lifestyles.

Peepal Tree Head Leads Preparing for Publishing Workshop at UWI

Jeremy Poynting of Peepal Tree Press

The rejection letter is often the lot of writers. Yet, as boy scouts have known, preparation is everything.

Anthony Winkler and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan reap Musgrave Gold

Anthony Winkler earns a gold Musgrave Award

Novelist Anthony Winkler and sculptor and educator Petrona Morrison are among those joining the prestigious list of Musgrave medalists. Winkler and Morrison are two of the three gold medalists among this year’s awardees.

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