Robyn Stephenson | Friday, July 31st, 2015
Japan-based motivational speaker and youth advocate Juleus Ghunta has stepped into the realm of published poet with the release of his first poetry chapbook, The Way I Learned to Ignore. Several of his poems centre on his experiences of childhood.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, July 30th, 2015
For the first time since its introduction in 1969, the Man Booker Prize includes a Jamaican in the longlist as Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (One World Publications) sits among the 13 longlisted novels.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, July 27th, 2015
Marlon James’ epic third novel A Brief History of Seven Killings has landed him among the list of winners on the 2015 American Book Awards. An award from writers celebrating other writers and without the borders of categories to define the works, the Am
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, June 15th, 2015
Nothing’s Mat, the newest novel from the pen of Dr. Erna Brodber recently made its debut. Dr. Brodber’s reading revealed a novel that might be slight in size but seems to be offering up weighty in its content.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, June 8th, 2015
Brooklyn based independent publisher Akashic Books (As Flies to Whatless Boys, God Carlos, Iron Balloons) is delving into Caribbean myth and mythology for its newest flash fiction series.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, May 29th, 2015
The Labour Day weekend journey from Kingston, through the hills of Manchester and winding down to the St. Elizabeth seaside has become a tradition for many of Jamaica‘s lit lovers. Usually, its to get to the Calabash Literary Festival, which is now unfortunately biennial.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
The 2015 edition of the Talking Trees Literary Fiesta is gearing up to be a calendar noteworthy event for lit lovers. Organizers of the biennial literary festival have unveiled a stellar line-up set to heat up the black sands of Treasure Beach.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Guyanese writer Imam Baksh has taken home the first prize for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature with his debut novel Children of the Spider.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Poet and painter Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné has emerged the winner of the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
St. Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien’s debut collection of poems Sounding Ground (Peepal Tree Press) have now etched itself into history as the 2015 winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.