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Talking Trees 2015: A Few Fine Moments But Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

Lorna Goodison closes off Talking Trees 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.

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Eddie Baugh And Tanya Shirley for Talking Trees 2015

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Tanya Shirley & Eddie Baugh: Talking Trees  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.

Debut Novelist Imam Baksh Earns First Prize in the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Lit

Imam Baksh winner of first prize in the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

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.

Trinidadian Poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortune Cops 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize

Danielle Boodoo Fortune wins Hollick Arvon Prize 2015

Poet and painter Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné has emerged the winner of the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.

Vladimir Lucien Wins 2015 Bocas Prize with Sounding Ground

Vladimir Lucien's Sounding Ground wins Bocas Prize 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.

HBO Buys Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings gets optioned by HBO

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.

Claudia Rankine Makes 2015 PEN Open Book Shortlist

Claudia Rankine's Citlizen is shortlisted for 2015 PEN Open Book Award

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.

Five Poets Make 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize Shortlist

Hollick Arvon Prize 2015 Shortlist

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.

Prof Mervyn Morris Enters the Drawing Room: Poet Laureate to Lead Writing Retreat

Prof Mervyn Morris to Lead DRP Retreat 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.

Intimate Farewells: An Evening of Poetry by the Caribbean Poetry Project

Professor Edward Baugh reads in the setting sun at An Evening of Poetry

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

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