Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 27th, 2014
From a field of six shortlisted entrants for the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, Jamaica’s A-dZiko Simba Gegele’s vibrant debut novel All Over Again (published by Blouse and Skirt Books) danced to the finish line to earn the top award.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Six works have been shortlisted for the inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an initiative of the Bocas Literary Festival geared toward stimulating growth in the desert that currently represents young adult novels in the Caribbean.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 7th, 2014
Two novelists sandwiched three poets as the 2014 A Love Affair With Literature became a literary orgy.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, February 7th, 2014
While prophets may rarely be celebrated in their homeland, it appears that authors can be.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, October 6th, 2013
For years, A-dZiko Simba Gegele has been steadily building a reputation as a strong storyteller and spoken word artist. Her growing body of anthologized work, largely poetry and some fiction, also cemented her identity as an emerging Caribbean writer.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
It isn’t very often that a Jamaican living and writing at home chooses to create a story that, at least on the surface, seems to have nothing to do with Jamaica.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, June 1st, 2013
Sharon Millar (Trindad and Tobago) and Eliza Robertson (Canada) have created the unprecedented feat of leaving the judges in a deadlock resulting in a joint win of the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, May 16th, 2013
To speak to her, you would have no inkling that Barbara Jenkins is shaping up to be one of the Caribbean’s well-celebrated voices.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
Archipelago, a novel by Trinidadian writer Monique Roffey, sailed away with the 2013 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, April 22nd, 2013
And then there were six... The list of emerging writers vying for the inaugural Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize has been further narrowed to six candidates hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda and the Bahamas.