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Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

A Revolution for the Present Day: Girlcott by Florenz Webbe Maxwell

Florenze Webbe Maxwell bring history to life with Girlcott

The year is 1959 and Desma Johnson is eight days away from her sixteenth birthday. When disaster strikes in the form of a cinema boycott, Desma must try to make sense of the rapidly changing world around her and find her place in it before she is swept away by the tides of history.

A Contemporary Hit: Dreams Beyond the Shore by Tamika Gibson

Tamika Gibson's debut novel Dreams Beyond the Shore blends politics and romance

If you have ever been intrigued by the inner workings of the mind of a Trinidadian teenager Dreams Beyond the Shore is the book for you.

2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Finalists Announced

Burt Award 2017 finalists announced

Trinidadians Kevin Jared Hosein and Lisa Allen-Agostini and Puerto Rican Viviana Prado-Nunez will be vying for the three top spots and CA$22,000 in prizes in the 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The three finalists of the award were announced today, March 22, 2017.

Heartbreak and Healing: Lynn Joseph's Dancing in the Rain

Heartbreak & Healing: Lynn Joseph's Dancing in the Rain

A twelve year old girl who believes she is a mermaid and an eight year old boy far wiser than his years find solace in each other in the aftermath of 9/11.

Trinidadian Debut Novelist Tamika Gibson wins 2016 Caribbean Burt Award

Tamika Gibson, Florenz Webbe Maxwell & Danielle YC McClean win 2016 Burt Awards

For the third year in a row, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an award encouraging young adult lit, has been won by a debut novelist.

2016 Shortlist for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Shortlist for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

The six finalists for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature have been announced, and with them have come a little bit of history as two of the three writers were among last year’s winners.

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.

Top Three Manuscripts Selected for Burt Award 2015

Top Three Manuscripts for CODE Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 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. 

Five Writers Make 2015 Burt Award Shortlist

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature 2015 Shortlist Announced

Five manuscripts and one previously self-published novel have been selected as the finalists for the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The finalists who will be vying for up to CA$22,000 in prizes hail from Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

A-dZiko Simba Gegele Snags Inaugural Burt Award

A-dZiko Simba Gegele receives her award from William 'Bill' Burt

From a field of six shortlisted entrants for the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, Jamaica’s A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s vibrant debut novel All Over Again (published by Blouse and Skirt Books) danced to the finish line to earn the top award.

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