Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, January 15th, 2017
When Nicole Dennis-Benn did her first reading on her home island in June 2016 at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Treasure Beach, very few members of the audience had ever heard of her.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, May 26th, 2016
While the Calabash International Literary Festival remains at its core a literary festival, since it’s inception, it has had a roaring affair with music which bears fruit in many ways and often skanks its influence onto the way the programme.
Yashika Graham | Thursday, March 17th, 2016
A sense of something monumental coloured the night air and energy flowed through the UWI, Mona’s undercroft recently, as renowned Jamaican author Olive Senior prepared to launch her 17th book, The Pain Tree, a collection of short stories.
Yashika Graham | Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Touting itself as a night of searing words, the second staging of Late Night Lit staked its claim on Redbones’ full house recently, with a multi-angled exploration of the romantic and other adult concerns.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Guyana’s Harold Bascom, Jamaica’s Edward Baugh, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Barbara Jenkins walked away with the Caribbean awards in the recently concluded 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature.
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.
Robyn Stephenson | Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
The short, silver-haired, impish lady steps into the bookshop. She has an air of adventure about her – maybe it’s the cargo pants and wind-tousled hair. When she removes her sunglasses to greet me her eyes sparkle with the same adventurous glow.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, August 9th, 2013
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.