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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.

Ralph Thompson Takes Words for a Walk

Dr. Michael Bucknor (left) and Ralph Thompson

The Phillip Sherlock Centre played home to the launch of Ralph Thompson’s latest collection of poetry, Talking Words for A Walk.

Writers From Six Caribbean Countries Named Finalists in 2013 Hollick-Arvon Prize

Sue Hollick announcing the Hollick-Arvon Prize at Bocas 2012

The fourteen finalists in the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize have been announced.

'Shooting For Happiness' - Joanne C. Hillhouse talks about writing and more

Joanne C. Hillhouse

Joanne C. Hillhouse is an Antiguan writer. Her novel Oh Gad! is a Zane Presents work, published by Strebor Books. She is the author of The Boy From Willow Bend and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight.

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