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Passage to the Prize: Trinidadian Kevin Jared Hosein Wins the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Author Kevin Jared Hosein and chair of the 2018 CWW Prize, Sarah Hall

Trinidadian author and short story writer Kevin Jared Hosein has won the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story prize for ‘Passage’, a story that takes a midlife crisis-ridden forrester into the wilderness resulting in unexpected consequences.

Kevin Jared Hosein Cops Second Commonwealth Writers Prize

Kevin Jared Hosein Cops 2nd Commonwealth Writers Prize with Passage

For the second time in just three years, Trinidadian author Kevin Jared Hosein has snagged the regional prize (Caribbean) for the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize, this time with his short story ‘Passage’. Hosein first won the regional prize in 2015. 

Four Writers from Jamaica and Trinidad Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Writers from Jamaica & Trinidad and Tobago - Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Caribbean writers hailing from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago made their way to the shortlist for the 2018 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize. The 2018 list features 24 stories from only 7 of the over 40 eligible countries and territories. 

Literary Heavyweights for Calabash Literary Festival 2018

Kwame Dawes co-founder and programming director of Calabash

Like moths seeking respite from the encroaching darkness, members of Jamaica's literati flocked to the lights of Redbones the Blues Cafe in n early April for the announcement of the 2018 Calabash Literary Festival.

Four Caribbean Writers Make Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Dublin Literary Award Longlist

Four Caribbean authors from Jamaica and Trinidad have made the longlist for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. A total of 150 books have made this year’s longlist, all of them nominated by public libraries around the world.

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.

Through A Glass Darkly: Helen Klonaris’ If I Had the Wings

Helen Kloranis creates an immersive portrait of queer life in the Bahamas

In her first solo short story collection If I Had the Wings, Helen Klonaris shrewdly maps the intricacies of Bahamian race relations and sexuality.

Ingrid Persaud Wins 2017 Commonwealth Writers Prize With A Story of Death and Chocolate

Ingrid Persaud reaps Commonwealth Prize with 'Sweet Sop'

Ingrid Persaud’s story of death, chocolate and fathers and sons proved sweet enough to earn the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

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.

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