Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, April 20th, 2015
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen (Graywolf Press) continues to mine literary acclaim, making it to the shortlist of the 2015 PEN Open Book Award, one of the slate of prizes in the PEN Literary Awards.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, March 12th, 2015
As a part of the recently concluded Kingston Book Fest 2015 the embryonic Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS) gathered a pool of literary talent that caused the Peppers Lounge to Sizzle with the event Late Night Lit.
Jordan de la Haye | Thursday, March 5th, 2015
What a time to be a Jamaican. Although the country might be failing in many areas, the creative industries are in their prime and have been brewing a cultural paradigm shift that could change the common perspective on Jamaican art.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Jamaican writers, poet Claudia Rankine (Citizen: An American Lyric) and novelist Marlon James (A Brief History of Seven Killings) are among the list of 30 finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 20
Robyn Stephenson | Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
The short, silver-haired, impish lady steps into the bookshop. She has an air of adventure about her – maybe it’s the cargo pants and wind-tousled hair. When she removes her sunglasses to greet me her eyes sparkle with the same adventurous glow.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, December 11th, 2014
Jamaican audiences are set to feast on a double serving of Kei Miller’s writing with the launch of his two latest collections Writing Down the Vision: Essays and Prophecies and The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion on Sunday December 21, 2014 at
Tanya Batson-Savage | Monday, October 14th, 2013
Jamaica’s literary landscape is about to get a little bite with the formation an association of writers dubbed the Jamaican Writers Society (JaWS). JaWS is intended to be an inclusive professional society, for writers working across varied media and genres.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, July 21st, 2013
In his latest body of poetry, Dr Kei Miller is charting a course through the intangible.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, July 17th, 2013
It’s interesting the kinds of holes into which we try to pigeon our writers, even with the best of intentions.
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.