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2016 Shortlist for the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Announced

Shortlist for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

The six finalists for the 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature have been announced, and with them have come a little bit of history as two of the three writers were among last year’s winners.

Late Night Lit 2: Big People Business

Late Night Lit 2 brought sexy poetry, prose and drama to Kingston Book Fest 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.

The Literary Love Continues: Love Affair With Literature 5

Olive Senior Reads at Love Affair With Literature, Kingston Book Fest 2016

In the beginning was the word, and the word was loved. So, once again lovers of the literary heeded the call and streamed into the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre to share in yet another Love Affair With Literature, the opening event of the 2016 Kingston Book Festival.

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.

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