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Janet Morrison, Diana McCaulay and Donna Hemans Take Home Lignum Vitae Awards 2015

Janet Morrison, Donna Hemans and Diana McCaulay win 2015 Lignum Vitae Awards

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.

Clinton Hutton Penetrates Morant Bay Rebellion with Colour for Colour Skin for Skin

Clinton Hutton Takes a Looks into Morant Bay Rebellion with Colour for Colour

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

Claudia Rankine Makes TS Eliot Prize Shortlist

Claudia Rankine Makes TS Eliot Shortlist

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.

Jamaican Author Jean D'Costa to Host Workshop on Writing for Children

Jean D'Costa to host workshop on writing fiction for children

The name Jean D’Costa has become synonymous with Jamaican children’s literature after decades of her works becoming signature texts in the island’s education system.

Poet Kendel Hippolyte Urges Caribbean Artists to Join Battle Against Climate Change

Kendel Hippolyte Calls for Action on Climate Change

Award-winning St. Lucian poet Kendel Hippolyte has issued a call for all Caribbean artists to lend their voices and their art to the fight against climate change as well as helping the island states adapt to deal with critical changes that are already occurring. 

Marlon James Rocks Twitter

What Twitter Said About Marlon James' Win of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James' victory at the Man Booker last night made the tweets that echoed around the world as the Jamaican author continues to trend on social media. 

Here are a few of our faves!

Jamaican Marlon James Wins 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James cops the 2015 Man Booker Prize

“Pile them up, a character says repeatedly and Marlon does just that. Pile them up: language, imagery, technique, imagination. All fresh, all exciting. This is a writer to watch out for.” 

Industry Renowned Speakers for Caribbean's First Digital Publishing Conference

JAMCOPY launches #theonlinemind and promises a slate of international experts

The Jamaican Copyright Licensing Agency (JAMCOPY) recently launched the Caribbean’s first digital publishing conference #TheOnlineMind, set for November 2-5, 2015, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.

Five Questions With Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson debut author of Star Side of Bird Hill

While at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Susumba caught up with the bright-eyed and charming Naomi Jackson debut author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press), published in June this year.

Fresh Words From the Caribbean - Bocas at 2015 Brooklyn Book Fest

Vladimir Lucien and Tiphanie Yanique bringing 'fresh' poetry to Brooklyn

“What really thrills us is finding the new voices, the new writers,” declared Nicholas Laughlin, Programming Director of the Bocas Literary Fest. The occasion was The Word is Fresh, the festival’s third incursion into the Brooklyn Book Festival.

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