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Guadeloupian Maryse Condé Makes 2015 Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

Maryse Condé

Guadeloupian novelist Maryse Condé (I, Tituba: Black Witch of Salem and Segu) is among the finalists from 10 countries, spanning 5 continents for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.

2015 OCM Bocas Longlist Announced

The 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Longlist

The longlist for the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, comprising nine poets, fiction and non-fiction writers from across the region has been announced.

Another Heated Love Affair With Lit!

Prof Mervyn Morris, Sharon Millar, Tanya Shirley and Roland Watson-Grant

The Department of Literatures in English unsheathed another heated Love Affair With Literature to start off the 2015 edition of the Kingston Book Festival. With a quartet that Dr.

Limbo, Limbo Like Me

Esther Figeroa

The short, silver-haired, impish lady steps into the bookshop. She has an air of adventure about her – maybe it’s the cargo pants and wind-tousled hair. When she removes her sunglasses to greet me her eyes sparkle with the same adventurous glow.

Three Caribbean Novelists Longlisted for IMPAC Dublin Award

All Over Again, As Flies to Whatless Boys and Gloria Longlisted for IMPAC Award

Three Caribbean writers have been longlisted for the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Alice Yard Prize 2014 Shortlist Announced

Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing

Five writers hailing from islands across the Caribbean have been shortlisted for the inaugural Alice Yard Prize for Art Writing. The list features writers from Barbados, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, St.

Halcyon Days: All Over Again by A-dZiko Simba Gegele

A-dZiko Simba Gegele reads from All Over Again

In her debut novel, award-winning poet and playwright A-dZiko Simba Gegele brings us the story of a boy who is figuring out what it means to grow up.

Susumba's Book Bag - Issue 2

Susumba's Book Bag Issue 2

Maggie Harris of Guyana Cops Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014

Regional Winners of Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize 2014

The regional winners of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced and Guyana’s Maggie Harris has snagged the Caribbean title with her story ‘Sending For Chantal’. 

Caribbean Poets Celebrate Mikey Smith

Kei Miller reads from his latest collection of poems

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