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Archipelago by Monique Roffey Cops Bocas Prize 2013

Archipelago by Monique Roffey

Archipelago, a novel by Trinidadian writer Monique Roffey, sailed away with the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Seh Sup'm Live Event Returns

Seh Sup'm

The live music and poetry event Seh Sup’m is getting ready to make a return to the entertainment scene. Produced by Root Cause, the monthly series will be relaunched at its new home, Red Bones the Blues Cafe, Argyle Road, Kingston on May 4, 2013.

Barbara Jenkins Cops Hollick Arvon Emerging Writers Prize

Barbara Jenkins cops the Hollick Arvon Prize 2013

Barbara Jenkins wrote her way to the top of the heap and has been inked into history as the winner of the inaugural Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize. The prize was announced during the 3rd annual Bocas Literary Festival, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Portal for Caribbean Publishing Launches at Bocas

Roland Watson Grant and Kei Miller at the Cariblit sponsored Kingston Book Fest

In the Caribbean, information often has a tendency to seek out the nearest black-hole or vortex where it hides itself from the ordinary onlooker.

Six Writers Shortlisted for Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize

And then there were six... The list of emerging writers vying for the inaugural Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize has been further narrowed to six candidates hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and the Bahamas.

Literary Patchwork of Jamaican-Chinese Experience

Hannah Lowe reads from Chick: the experience of her Afro-Chinese Jamiacan father

In the plethora of untold stories making up Jamaica’s rich cultural quilt are those of the Chinese-Jamaicans.

Four Caribbean Writers Make Commonwealth Short Story Shortlist 2013

Commonwealth Writers Short Story Shortlist 2013

Four Caribbean writers have been shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize. The regional finalists for the prestigious literary competition hail from Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas. Interestingly, this year’s shortlist has been dominated by female writers.

Orphan Master's Son Wins Literature Pulitzer 2013

Adam Johnson - The Orphan Master's Son

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson (Random House) copped the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for literature while Ayad Akhatar’s Disgraced earned the prize for drama. The 2013 Pulitzer for poetry was snagged by Sharon Olds for her work Stag’s Leap, published by Alfred A Knopf.

Bocas 2013 Shines Light on Emerging Writers

Bocas Lit Fest

The 2013 staging of the Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad will shine much of its literary light on emerging writers. Chief among these will be the announcement of the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Prize (HAP) for Emerging Writers.

Single Caribbean Entry Makes 2013 CWW Shortlist

CWW Bookprize 2013 Shortlist

Twenty-One writers from across the Commonwealth are vying for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize. Interestingly, as with 2012, the Caribbean has only a sole writer shortlisted for the regional prize.

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