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Two Caribbean Writers Make 2016 Forward Prize Shortlists

Vahni Capildeo and Tiphanie Yanique make 2016 Forward Prize Shortlists

Two Caribbean writers have made their way to 2016 shortlists for the Forward Prize.

Parashar Kulkarni on Winning the 2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize

Parashar Kulkarni reads from Cow and Company at Calabash 2016

He was the last of the five to arrive at Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth.

Face Time with Chris Abani at Calabash 2016

Paul Holdengraber and Chris Abani share a 'Reasoning' at Calabash 2016

“On a Beach in Jamaica, the other side of Africa’s heart,

gourds grow vascular and full, and a reluctant people 

"Word Upon Word": 15 Quotes From Calabash 2016

Calabash 2016 brought several quote-worthy moments

The 2016 Calabash International Literary Festival ended on Sunday, June 5, after a weekend full of celebration of the word through fiction, poetry, non-fiction, and song.

Calabash 2016 Brings a Literary Feast to Fruuishaan

Calabash 2016 brought a literary feast

Most of the year it’s a tranquil little town. While the waves are often restless taking more and more of the shoreline away with it each day, everything else in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, is an essay in tranquility.

Trinidad's Lance Dowrich Wins Regional Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize Winners 2016

Trinidad and Tobago’s Lance Dowrich’s ‘Ethelbert and the Free Cheese’ has copped the Caribbean prize in the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Dowrich is one of five regional winners recently announced.

Trinidadian Debut Novelist Tamika Gibson wins 2016 Caribbean Burt Award

Tamika Gibson, Florenz Webbe Maxwell & Danielle YC McClean win 2016 Burt Awards

For the third year in a row, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an award encouraging young adult lit, has been won by a debut novelist.

Bocas Gets a 'Senior' Moment: Olive Senior Wins 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Olive Senior Wins Bocas Prize 2016

Olive Senior is the first Jamaican and second woman to win the overall Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature with her most recent collection of short stories, The Pain Tree.

Orlando Patterson Receives Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award

Orlando Patterson receives Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award

Sociologist and novelist Orlando Patterson has received the 2016 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award.

Calabash 2016 Comes to 'Fruu-ish-aan' & Colin Channer's Providential Launched

Calabash 2016 serves up a buffet of award-winning writers

And so it came to fruu-ish-aan. This is the theme of the 2016  Calabash International Literary Festival, as it invites audiences to once again dine on a literary feast on the black sandy shores of Treasure Beach, June 3 - 5.

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