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Kingston Book Festival Becomes Biennial Event: Next Event March 2018

Poet Mel Cooke reads to an audience as KBF 2016 lunch time event

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.

Bringing Home the Sun - Nicole Dennis-Benn's Book Party at Bookophilia

Nicole Dennis-Benn engages the audience - Bookophilia at her Kingston book party

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.

David Scott of Small Axe Receives Distinguished Editor Prize

David Scott, Editor of Small Axe

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.

Memory and Spirits Haunt in Shara McCallum’s Mad Woman

Shara McCallum's Mad Woman dabbles in fire and duppies

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.

Monica Minott Launches Kumina Queen

Monica Minott launches her debut collection Kumina Queen

If one was to believe in stereotypes, accounting would seem the profession least likely to produce a poet.

Caribbean Writers Making the List: Best Books of 2016

Best Caribbean Books of 2016

It’s almost Christmas, the time of year that is the unofficial literary Olympics as magazines and newspaper make their lists, check them twice and declare which books had the inky muscles to be hailed among the year's best.

Trinidadian Writers Dominate Small Axe Prize 2016

Small Axe 2016  Literary Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Small Axe Literary competition have been announced. The top places have been claimed by ‘Mango Feast’ by Portia Subran for fiction while ‘Learning to Swim’ by Soyini Ayanna Forde earned first prize for poetry.

ReadCaribbean Brings Caribbean Literary Massive to Miami Book Fair 2016

ReadCaribbean brings over 50 Caribbean writers to 2016 Miami Book Fair

The 2016 staging of the Miami International Book Fair will have a massive influx of Caribbean writers as the new ReadCaribbean initiative results in over 50 writers from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean participating in this year’s festival.

Trinidad's Vahni Capildeo Snags Top UK Poetry Prize

Vahni Capildeo becomes third Caribbean Writer to earn the Forward Prize

The Caribbean made a near complete sweep of the 25th year of the Forward Prizes.

Impressive Line-up of Caribbean Writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

Impressive line-up of Caribbean writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

Several Caribbean voices will be adding the region's multiplicity of accents to the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival line-up which will feature writers from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Virgin Islands during the main festival day (Sunday, September 18, 2016) as well as the m

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