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Three Caribbean Writers Shortlisted for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014

Three Caribbean Writers Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Three Caribbean writers hailing from Guyana, the Bahamas and Trinidad and Tobago have made the list of nineteen writers vying for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. 

Diana McCaulay Cops Hollick Arvon Prize 2014

Diana McCaulay

Writer and environmentalist Diana McCaulay blew past the competition to claim the second Hollick Arvon Prize for emerging writers as her own with her manuscript Loving Jamaica at the 2014 Trinidad and Tobago Literary Festival, the Bocas Lit Fest. 

A-dZiko Simba Gegele Snags Inaugural Burt Award

A-dZiko Simba Gegele receives her award from William 'Bill' Burt

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.

Six Finalists Announced for Inaugural Burt Award for Caribbean Lit

Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

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.

Love Affair With Literature III: A Literary Orgy!

Novelist Erna Brodber brings Love Affair With Literature to a close

Two novelists sandwiched three poets as the 2014 A Love Affair With Literature became a literary orgy.

Mayaro Book Festival Celebrates Michael Anthony

Michael Anthony

While prophets may rarely be celebrated in their homeland, it appears that authors can be.

A-dZiko Simba Gegele Launches Debut Novel: All Over Again

A-dZiko Simba Gegele speaks at the launch of All Over Again

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.

Imagination Unchained - Debut Novelist Roland Watson-Grant

Roland Watson- Grant, author of Sketcher (photograph by Marvin Bartley)

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.

Sharon Millar and Eliza Robertson Tie for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013

Sharon Millar and Eliza Roberston cop the 2013 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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.

Barbara Jenkins - A Poui of a Writer

Barbara Jenkins

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.

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