Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Ekezel Alan, author of Disposable People copped the 2013 Regional Award for the Commonwealth Writers Book Prize.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Stephanie Saulter’s debut novel Gemsigns isn’t a fairytale, but it’s journey from manuscript to novel seems like one.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 30th, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, December 9th, 2012
As the sun set over Kingston on Thursday night, December 6, Beverly East launched her memoir Bat Mitzvah Girl: Memories of a Jamaican Child.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, November 15th, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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.
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’.