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Her Patchwork Aesthetic: Jaqueline Bishop’s The Gymnast and Other Positions

Jacqueline Bishop's The Gymnast and Other Stories - a literary patchwork quilt

Having traversed the genres of novel writing and poetry, writer-painter-photographer Jaqueline Bishop dips her toes into the well of short stories and essays in her collection The Gymnast and Other Positions.

Two Caribbean Writers Earn 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize

Erna Brodber and André Alexis are two of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Awardees

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

Rejecting the Single Story: Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun

Nicole Dennis-Benn's Here Comes the Sun exposes the murky underbelly of tourism

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.

Caribbean Writers Making the List: Best Books of 2016

Best Caribbean Books of 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.

Trinidadian Writers Dominate Small Axe Prize 2016

Small Axe 2016  Literary Competition Winners Announced

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.

ReadCaribbean Brings Caribbean Literary Massive to Miami Book Fair 2016

ReadCaribbean brings over 50 Caribbean writers to 2016 Miami Book Fair

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.

Impressive Line-up of Caribbean Writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

Impressive line-up of Caribbean writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 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

Book Bag Issue 8: The Fiction Edition

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 8 - Cover Image by William Abbott

Two Caribbean Writers Make 2016 Forward Prize Shortlists

Vahni Capildeo and Tiphanie Yanique make 2016 Forward Prize Shortlists

Two Caribbean writers have made their way to 2016 shortlists for the Forward Prize.

Bocas Gets a 'Senior' Moment: Olive Senior Wins 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Olive Senior Wins Bocas Prize 2016

Olive Senior is the first Jamaican and second woman to win the overall Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature with her most recent collection of short stories, The Pain Tree.

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