Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Four Caribbean writers have been shortlisted for the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize. The regional finalists for the prestigious literary competition hail from Trinidad and Tobago and The Bahamas. Interestingly, this year’s shortlist has been dominated by female writers.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, April 14th, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, March 25th, 2013
The fourteen finalists in the inaugural Hollick-Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize have been announced.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, February 28th, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, September 17th, 2012
“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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Jamaican novelist, poet and political activist Claude McKay got an expected birthday present this year as a previously unpublished manuscript was found and authenticated by two scholars, Columbia graduate student Jean-Christophe Cloutier and his advisor, Brent Hayes Edwards.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, June 1st, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, May 25th, 2012
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’.