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Caribbean Books to Heat up Your Bookshelves for the Summer and Beyond

Caribbean Books to fill summer and beyond

The summer is heating up to record breaking temperatures. So it’s time to grab a towel, your glasses and head to the nearest beach, back verandah or hammock with a great read (and hopefully something cool to drink).

Jamaica Feeds Me: Garfield Ellis on What it Takes to Write When Talent Is Not Enough

Author Garfield Ellis shares his thoughts and excerpts of The Angel's Share

Garfield Ellis is possibly one of Jamaica’s best-kept secrets.

Costa Rican Quince Duncan Receives President's Award at St. Martin Book Fair

Quince Duncan & l-r Shujah Reiph Rhoda Arrindel ShenziRa Kahina Valeria Grinberg

Costa Rican author Dr. Quince Duncan, who is regarded as the country’s first Afro-Caribbean writer in Spanish, earned the President’s Awards at the 2016 St. Martin Book Fair. The award was presented at the closing ceremony for the 14th edition of the festival.

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.

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