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Caribbean writing prizes

Trinidadian Writers Dominate Small Axe Prize 2016

Small Axe 2016  Literary Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Small Axe Literary competition have been announced. The top places have been claimed by ‘Mango Feast’ by Portia Subran for fiction while ‘Learning to Swim’ by Soyini Ayanna Forde earned first prize for poetry.

Trinidadian Debut Novelist Tamika Gibson wins 2016 Caribbean Burt Award

Tamika Gibson, Florenz Webbe Maxwell & Danielle YC McClean win 2016 Burt Awards

For the third year in a row, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an award encouraging young adult lit, has been won by a debut novelist.

Bocas Prize 2016 Announces All-Female Shortlist

The 2016 OCM Bocas Prize Shortlist

Olive Senior (The Pain Tree), Tiphanie Yanique (Wife) and Jacqueline Bishop (The Gymnast and Other Positions) are the 2016 shortlisted writers for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.

Five Poets Make 2015 Hollick Arvon Prize Shortlist

Hollick Arvon Prize 2015 Shortlist

Five poets hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands have been shortlisted for the 2015 Hollick Arvon Caribbean Writers Prize.

Eight Finalists Announced for Hollick Arvon Prize 2014

Hollick Arvon Prize

Four writers from Trinidad and Tobago, two from Jamaica and one each from Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are vying for the 2014 Hollick Arvon Prize for emerging writers. These eight rising Caribbean voices were recently announced as the finalists for the eminent award.

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.