Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
HBO has optioned the screen rights for Marlon James’ celebrated third novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. The novel, published in the US by Riverhead Books in 2014 made it the more than a dozen best books of the year lists.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, April 20th, 2015
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (Graywolf Press) continues to mine literary acclaim, making it to the shortlist of the 2015 PEN Open Book Award, one of the slate of prizes in the PEN Literary Awards.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Five poets hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands have been shortlisted for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, April 11th, 2015
Poet Laureate of Jamaica, Professor Mervyn Morris will be leading the second Annual Drawing Room Project Writers’ Retreat, slated for the Liberty Hill Great House and Spa in Lime Hall, St. Ann, Jamaica.
Robyn Stephenson | Thursday, April 9th, 2015
With the Blue Mountains as its backdrop and birdsong as musical backing, the University of Cambridge and the School of Education at the University of the West Indies unfolded pleats of new and old poetry while saying goodbye to their literary collaboration, the Caribbean Poetry Project on Wednes
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
The top three manuscripts for the 2015 CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Literature have been selected. Culled from the five shortlisted entrants, the three writers hail from Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 5th, 2015
The regional shortlists of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been culled from a record breaking 4,000 entries. Four Trinidadians and a Jamaican are among the shortlist of 22 short stories from 11 countries.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
The shortlist of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean literature, featuring three writers in different stages of their careers has been announced. St.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Guadeloupian novelist Maryse Condé (I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem and Segu) is among the finalists from 10 countries, spanning 5 continents for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 15th, 2015
The prolific Basil Dawkins has joined the short list of published Jamaican playwrights.