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Olive Senior, Austin Clarke and Andre Alexis Among 2016 Bocas Prize Longlist

OCM Bocas Prize 2016 longtlist

The six longlisted books for this year’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have been announced.

Vladimir Lucien is 2016 Writer in Residence at UWI, Mona

Vladimir Lucien 2016 Writer in Residence at UWI, Mona

St. Lucian poet Vladimir Lucien will be the 2016 Writer in Residence at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

Trinidadian Born Novelist André Alexis Wins Scotiabank Giller Prize 2015

Trinidadian-born Andre Alexis wins 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

Trinidadian-born novelist André Alexis’ Fifteen Dogs has scooped up Canada’s biggest literary award, The Scotiabank Giller Prize. His victory comes a mere two weeks after winning the 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Five Questions With Naomi Jackson

Naomi Jackson debut author of Star Side of Bird Hill

While at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Susumba caught up with the bright-eyed and charming Naomi Jackson debut author of The Star Side of Bird Hill (Penguin Press), published in June this year.

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Eddie Baugh And Tanya Shirley for Talking Trees 2015

Lorna Goodison, Mervyn Morris, Tanya Shirley & Eddie Baugh: Talking Trees  2015

The 2015 edition of the Talking Trees Literary Fiesta is gearing up to be a calendar noteworthy event for lit lovers. Organizers of the biennial literary festival have unveiled a stellar line-up set to heat up the black sands of Treasure Beach.

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.

Trinidadian Poet Danielle Boodoo-Fortune Cops 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize

Danielle Boodoo Fortune wins Hollick Arvon Prize 2015

Poet and painter Danielle Boodoo-Fortuné has emerged the winner of the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.

Earl Lovelace Film to Premiere at UWI, Mona

Earl Lovelace

The film Earl Lovelace: A Writer in His Place will be having its Jamaican premiere courtesy of The Department of Literatures in English, University of the West Indies, Mona.

Jamaican and Trinidadian Writers Make Commonwealth Prize 2015 Shortlist

Caribbean Shortlisted Writers for 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The regional shortlists of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been culled from a record breaking 4,000 entries. Four Trinidadians and a Jamaican are among the shortlist of 22 short stories from 11 countries. 

Marlon James, Olive Senior and Vladimir Lucien Shortlisted for 2015 Bocas Prize

OCM Bocas Prize 2015 Shortlist

The shortlist of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean literature, featuring three writers in different stages of their careers has been announced. St.

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