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Diana McCaulay Cops Hollick Arvon Prize 2014

Diana McCaulay

Writer and environmentalist Diana McCaulay blew past the competition to claim the second Hollick Arvon Prize for emerging writers as her own with her manuscript Loving Jamaica at the 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Literary Festival, the Bocas Lit Fest. 

Robert Antoni Wins OCM Bocas Prize 2014

Robert Antoni author of As Flies to Whatless Boys wins the OCM Bocas Prize 2014

Robert Antoni’s As Flies to Whatless Boys copped the fourth OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature and in an unprecedented move, (at least in the awards short but distinguished life) he decided that he would share his winnings with the two other shortlisted writers Lorna Goodi

A-dZiko Simba Gegele Snags Inaugural Burt Award

A-dZiko Simba Gegele receives her award from William 'Bill' Burt

From a field of six shortlisted entrants for the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, Jamaica’s A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s vibrant debut novel All Over Again (published by Blouse and Skirt Books) danced to the finish line to earn the top award.

Bocas on Dub: Bocas Literary Fest Shines Light on Dub Poetry

Mikey Smith and Linton Kwesi Johnson

When the 4th installment of the Bocas Literary Festival gets underway on Wednesday April 23, dub poetry will get much of the spotlight, amongst the over 60 events that make up this year’s festival programme. 

Mervyn Morris is Poet Laureate of Jamaica

Professor Mervyn Morris, Jamaica's first officially appointed Poet Laureate

Professor Mervyn Morris can now add Poet Laureate of Jamaica to his already impressive shelf of achievements, which include his 2009 receipt of the Order of Merit.

Three Writers Shortlisted for Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2014

Bocas Lit Prize 2014 Shortlist

Visions, ‘whatless’ boys and journeys will be contesting for the 2014 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature as the shortlist for the coveted award was recently announced.

Strange Bedfellows: Kwame Dawes Uncovers Links Between TS Elliott and Caribbean Poetry

Professor Kwame Dawes

At a first glance, Caribbean poetry and the work of TS Elliott do appear to be Strange Bedfellows, as declared by the aptly titled lecture by Professor Dawes, staged by the National Library of Jamaica.

Eight Finalists Announced for Hollick Arvon Prize 2014

Hollick Arvon Prize

Four writers from Trinidad and Tobago, two from Jamaica and one each from Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are vying for the 2014 Hollick Arvon Prize for emerging writers. These eight rising Caribbean voices were recently announced as the finalists for the eminent award.

Calabash 2014 Unleashes a 'Globalishus' Line Up

Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell, give the line-up for Calabash 2014

The Calabash Literary festival has announced a juggernaut of a line-up for the 2014 installation of the festival, which will be staged under the theme Globalishus.

Six Finalists Announced for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Lit

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Six works have been shortlisted for the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an initiative of the Bocas Literary Festival geared toward stimulating growth in the desert that currently represents young adult novels in the Caribbean.