Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, April 1st, 2016
Two Caribbean writers have made it to the shortlist of the 2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 25th, 2016
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 18th, 2016
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.
Yashika Graham | Thursday, March 17th, 2016
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.
Yashika Graham | Wednesday, March 16th, 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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 8th, 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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 6th, 2016
The six longlisted books for this year’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have been announced.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 12th, 2016
“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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 10th, 2016
Linton Kwesi Johnson is one of the legends of dub poetry in particular and Caribbean performance poetry in general.