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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
St. Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien will be the 2016 Writer in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Guyana’s Harold Bascom, Jamaica’s Edward Baugh, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Barbara Jenkins walked away with the Caribbean awards in the recently concluded 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Magnus the Mongoose first made its appearance on the Jamaican children book scene in March of this year, but it wasn’t until a few days ago that it received its official launch/ introduction.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, November 15th, 2015
The shortlist for the 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award has been announced.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Trinidadian-born novelist André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs has scooped up Canada’s biggest literary award, The Scotiabank Giller Prize. His victory comes a mere two weeks after winning the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, November 8th, 2015
Janet Morrison, Diana McCaulay, and Donna Hemans beat out a field of nine (9) writers to become the winners of the 2015 Lignum Vitae Writing Awards, taking home a total of $1 million in the process.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Ian Randle Publishers recently launched Clinton Hutton’s Colour for Colour Skin for Skin: Marching With the Ancestral Spirits Into War Oh Morant Bay, an exploration of the Morant Bay Rebellion and the surrounding economic, philosophical and cultural factors t
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Less than a month after she became the second Jamaican to take home the Forward Prize, the UK’s largest prize for poetry, Claudia Rankine has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize for her celebrated poetry collection Citizen: An American Lyric.