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Bocas 2013 Shines Light on Emerging Writers

Bocas Lit Fest

The 2013 staging of the Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad will shine much of its literary light on emerging writers. Chief among these will be the announcement of the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Prize (HAP) for Emerging Writers.

Writers From Six Caribbean Countries Named Finalists in 2013 Hollick-Arvon Prize

Sue Hollick announcing the Hollick-Arvon Prize at Bocas 2012

The fourteen finalists in the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize have been announced.

'Shooting For Happiness' - Joanne C. Hillhouse talks about writing and more

Joanne C. Hillhouse

Joanne C. Hillhouse is an Antiguan writer. Her novel Oh Gad! is a Zane Presents work, published by Strebor Books. She is the author of The Boy From Willow Bend and Dancing Nude in the Moonlight.

Junot Diaz, Anthony Winkler and Kendel Hippolyte Make Bocas Longlist

Bocas longlist book covers

The OCM Bocas Literary Festival has announced its longlist for the Bocas 2013 prize. The longlist features ten writers from six Caribbean countries across the competition’s three genre’s poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction.

A Taste of Huracan at Redbones

Diana McCaulay reads at Redbones

“I thought I would be able to affect a reclusive mysteriousness. People would ask me for interviews and I’d decline them,” Diana McCaulay told the small audience gathered to hear her read from her novel Huracan, at Redbones the Blues Cafe, recently.

Previously Unpublished Claude McKay Manuscript Found

Portrait of Claude McKay by artist Warren Goodson

Jamaican novelist, poet and political activist Claude McKay got an expected birthday present this year as a previously unpublished manuscript was found and authenticated by two scholars, Columbia graduate student Jean-Christophe Cloutier and his advisor, Brent Hayes Edwards.

Sharon Millar - A Writer to Watch

Sharon Millar

Plagued by a struggling publishing industry, many Caribbean writers find it best to migrate to the metropoles where the machinery of agents and managers make the road from manuscript to book a little less precarious.

Home, Slavery & the Children of Sisyphus: Orlando Patterson Speaks

Orlando Patterson

It was noon and the sun blazed, but while a few sought refuge under the craggy tamarind trees and others dipped in the azure Caribbean sea, most were clustered under the tent, braving the sweltering midday heat.

Jamaica Cops Commonwealth Regional Prizes

Alecia McKenzie

Jamaica copped both regional prizes in the 2012 Commonwealth writing competitions: the Commonwealth Book Prize - snagged by Alecia McKenzie for her novel Sweetheart, and the Commonwealth Short story prize - earned by Diana McCaulay for her piece ‘The Dolphin Catcher’.

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