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Bocas Lit Fest

Signifcant Changes to Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

On Thursday afternoon, the organizers of the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature announced some significant changes to the competition, widening the pool of books now eligible for entry.

Award for Caribbean Young Adult Lit Now Open

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Caribbean young adult literature may be getting a much needed boost with the arrival of The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The initiative is a part of the global literary award and programme to promote literacy.

Archipelago by Monique Roffey Cops Bocas Prize 2013

Archipelago by Monique Roffey

Archipelago, a novel by Trinidadian writer Monique Roffey, sailed away with the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Barbara Jenkins Cops Hollick Arvon Emerging Writers Prize

Barbara Jenkins cops the Hollick Arvon Prize 2013

Barbara Jenkins wrote her way to the top of the heap and has been inked into history as the winner of the inaugural Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize. The prize was announced during the 3rd annual Bocas Literary Festival, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Portal for Caribbean Publishing Launches at Bocas

Roland Watson Grant and Kei Miller at the Cariblit sponsored Kingston Book Fest

In the Caribbean, information often has a tendency to seek out the nearest black-hole or vortex where it hides itself from the ordinary onlooker.

Six Writers Shortlisted for Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize

And then there were six... The list of emerging writers vying for the inaugural Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize has been further narrowed to six candidates hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and the Bahamas.

Bocas 2013 Shines Light on Emerging Writers

Bocas Lit Fest

The 2013 staging of the Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad will shine much of its literary light on emerging writers. Chief among these will be the announcement of the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Prize (HAP) for Emerging Writers.

Writers From Six Caribbean Countries Named Finalists in 2013 Hollick-Arvon Prize

Sue Hollick announcing the Hollick-Arvon Prize at Bocas 2012

The fourteen finalists in the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize have been announced.

Sharon Millar - A Writer to Watch

Sharon Millar

Plagued by a struggling publishing industry, many Caribbean writers find it best to migrate to the metropoles where the machinery of agents and managers make the road from manuscript to book a little less precarious.

Midnight Robber Jabs at Trinidadian Independence

Midnight Robber

“Mocking pretenders beware!” declares the NGC Bocas Literary Festival schedule. It is the segment marking the Midnight Robber Showdown.

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