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Jamaican Writers

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.

Ezekel Alan on Writing, Jamaica, and Disposable People

One of the images author Ezekel Alan prefers to use as a 'picture' of himself

Ekezel Alan, author of Disposable People copped the 2013 Regional Award for the Commonwealth Writers Book Prize.

Debut Novelist Stephanie Saulter Talks Facts & Fiction

Stephanie Saulter author of Gemsigns at the Jamaican launch at Bookophilia

Stephanie Saulter’s debut novel Gemsigns isn’t a fairytale, but it’s journey from manuscript to novel seems like one.

A-dZiko Simba Reaches for Yaddo

A-dZiko Simba

The space to write is one of the most coveted treasures of all writers so A-dZiko Simba is looking forward to what may be the trip of a lifetime this summer. Simba is a poet, storyteller, scriptwriter and later this year will add novelist to that list.

Kei Miller Takes Up Residency at UWI

Kei Miller

Poet and author Kei Miller armed with his newly minted PhD and his constantly expanding literary repertoire, will be Writer in Residence in the Department of Literatures in English at UWI Mona. The residency will run for the upcoming semester.

Talking and Writing Divorce - Opal Palmer Adisa

Opal Palmer Adisa

It is the season of sorrel and cake, but a platter of prose and poetry by Opal Palmer Adisa was also served up at Redbones the Blues Cafe. Palmer Adisa’s menu included selections from the anthology she co-edited Caribbean Erotic and her second novel Painting Away Regrets.

Beverly East Launches Bat Mitzvah Girl

Beverly East (left) and Carolyn Cooper

As the sun set over Kingston on Thursday night, December 6, Beverly East launched her memoir Bat Mitzvah Girl: Memories of a Jamaican Child.

Poets Mine Gold at JCDC Creative Writing Awards

M'Bala copped gold for two poems

M’Bala struck gold twice at the 2012 edition of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Creative Writing Awards, recently held at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston.

Jamaican Writers Gear up to Go Digital

Amazon Kindle rests against a stack of print books

Over the past few years digital books have risen from being the underdogs of the print sector to commanding a significant portion of the publishing industry, with digital book sales sometimes outstripping print.

Diana McCaulay Writes up a Historical 'Storm' With Huracan

Diana McCaulay

On the heels of winning the 2012 Commonwealth Writers  Short Story competition, Diana McCaulay is set to launch the novel she says she was always meant to write.

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