Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 12th, 2017
The 2017 Longlist for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature has been announced and it is dominated by younger writers from the region, with six Jamaican writers included on the list of nine.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Two Caribbean writers, Jamaica’s Erna Brodber and Trinidad and Tobago’s André Alexis were among the eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize which awards writers at two ends of the spectrum - those who have made significant literary achievement and t
Robyn Stephenson | Monday, February 20th, 2017
Nicole Dennis-Benn’s debut novel Here Comes the Sun should come with a trigger warning. Despite the sunny, cheerful cover, these pages are filled with drought, desperation and desire – a scathing exposé on tourism.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, December 2nd, 2016
It’s almost Christmas, the time of year that is the unofficial literary Olympics as magazines and newspaper make their lists, check them twice and declare which books had the inky muscles to be hailed among the year's best.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, November 11th, 2016
The winners of the 2016 Small Axe Literary competition have been announced. The top places have been claimed by ‘Mango Feast’ by Portia Subran for fiction while ‘Learning to Swim’ by Soyini Ayanna Forde earned first prize for poetry.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
The 2016 staging of the Miami International Book Fair will have a massive influx of Caribbean writers as the new ReadCaribbean initiative results in over 50 writers from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean participating in this year’s festival.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Several Caribbean voices will be adding the region's multiplicity of accents to the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival line-up which will feature writers from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Virgin Islands during the main festival day (Sunday, September 18, 2016) as well as the m
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Two Caribbean writers have made their way to 2016 shortlists for the Forward Prize.