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Two Caribbean Writers Make 2016 Commonwealth Shortlist

Commonwealth Writers Prize 2016 Shortlist announced

Two Caribbean writers have made it to the shortlist of the  2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Bocas Prize 2016 Announces All-Female Shortlist

The 2016 OCM Bocas Prize Shortlist

Olive Senior (The Pain Tree), Tiphanie Yanique (Wife) and Jacqueline Bishop (The Gymnast and Other Positions) are the 2016 shortlisted writers for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

2016 Shortlist for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Shortlist for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

The six finalists for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature have been announced, and with them have come a little bit of history as two of the three writers were among last year’s winners.

Olive Senior’s The Pain Tree Brings Full Breadth of Concerns

Olive Senior reads from The Pain Tree

A sense of something monumental coloured the night air and energy flowed through the UWI, Mona’s undercroft recently, as renowned Jamaican author Olive Senior prepared to launch her 17th book, The Pain Tree, a collection of short stories.

Late Night Lit 2: Big People Business

Late Night Lit 2 brought sexy poetry, prose and drama to Kingston Book Fest 2016

Touting itself as a night of searing words, the second staging of Late Night Lit staked its claim on Redbones’ full house recently, with a multi-angled exploration of the romantic and other adult concerns.

The Literary Love Continues: Love Affair With Literature 5

Olive Senior Reads at Love Affair With Literature, Kingston Book Fest 2016

In the beginning was the word, and the word was loved. So, once again lovers of the literary heeded the call and streamed into the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre to share in yet another Love Affair With Literature, the opening event of the 2016 Kingston Book Festival.

Olive Senior, Austin Clarke and Andre Alexis Among 2016 Bocas Prize Longlist

OCM Bocas Prize 2016 longtlist

The six longlisted books for this year’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have been announced.

Marlon James on Writing, Marley and Obsessions with Chatting Bad

Marlon James delivered the 2016 Bob Marley Lecture

One of the important weapons in the arsenal of any DJ worth their salt is the fluent self-praise that he or she can ram dancehall and cork party.

Bio of Don Drummond Gets Jamaican Launch for Groundation 2016

Heather Augustyn author of Don Drummond the Genius and the Tragedy

“I wrote this book because Roger Steffens once told me that there are over 500 books on Bob Marley, but not one book on Don Drummond,” explained Heather Augustyn.

Linton Kwesi Johnson to Host Performance Poetry Workshop at UWI

Linton Kwesi Johnson to present performance poetry workshop

Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the legends of dub poetry in particular and Caribbean performance poetry in general.

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