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Four Caribbean Writers Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Caribbean Writers Make Commonwealth Writers Shortlist

Four Caribbean writers from Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have made it to the shortlist for the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Two Caribbean Writers Earn 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize

Erna Brodber and André Alexis are two of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Awardees

Two Caribbean writers, Jamaica’s Erna Brodber and Trinidad and Tobago’s André Alexis were among the eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize which awards writers at two ends of the spectrum - those who have made significant literary achievement and t

Trinidad's Lance Dowrich Wins Regional Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Writers Regional Prize Winners 2016

Trinidad and Tobago’s Lance Dowrich’s ‘Ethelbert and the Free Cheese’ has copped the Caribbean prize in the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Dowrich is one of five regional winners recently announced.

Olive Senior, Austin Clarke and Andre Alexis Among 2016 Bocas Prize Longlist

OCM Bocas Prize 2016 longtlist

The six longlisted books for this year’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have been announced.

Marlon James Rocks Twitter

What Twitter Said About Marlon James' Win of the 2015 Man Booker Prize

Marlon James' victory at the Man Booker last night made the tweets that echoed around the world as the Jamaican author continues to trend on social media. 

Here are a few of our faves!

Marlon James Makes 2015 Man Booker Longlist

Marlon James makes Man Booker 2015 longlist

For the first time since its introduction in 1969, the Man Booker Prize includes a Jamaican in the longlist as Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (One World Publications) sits among the 13 longlisted novels.

Commonwealth Writers Snuffs the Book Prize: Focus on Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Commonwealth Writers

The Commonwealth Writers Book Prize has died. It’s death was announced via the Commonwealth Writers website where the 2014 Prize was recently announced.

Female Authors Dominate Man Booker 2013

Man Booker Prize longlist 2013

The 2013 ‘Man Booker dozen’ the 13 novels making this year’s longlist for the Man Booker literary prize has been announced.

Sharon Millar Cops Regional Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Sharon Millar reads at Bocas Lit Fest 2012, N. Laughlin (l) hosts the panel

Sharon Millar’s ‘The Whale House’ has copped the Regional Prize for the Caribbean for the 2013 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Competition.

CWW Book Prize 2013 - Regional Winners

EE Sule, Nayomi Munaweera, Lisa O'Donnell and Michael Sala

Disposable People by Ezekel Alan (The Caribbean), Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera (Asia), Sterile Sky by E.E.