Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, September 11th, 2016
Several Caribbean voices will be adding the region's multiplicity of accents to the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival line-up which will feature writers from Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Virgin Islands during the main festival day (Sunday, September 18, 2016) as well as the m
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, May 1st, 2016
Olive Senior is the first Jamaican and second woman to win the overall Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature with her most recent collection of short stories, The Pain Tree.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Friday, March 25th, 2016
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.
Yashika Graham | Thursday, March 17th, 2016
A sense of something monumental coloured the night air and energy flowed through the UWI, Mona’s undercroft recently, as renowned Jamaican author Olive Senior prepared to launch her 17th book, The Pain Tree, a collection of short stories.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
In the beginning was the word, and the word was loved. So, once again lovers of the literary heeded the call and streamed into the Neville Hall Lecture Theatre to share in yet another Love Affair With Literature, the opening event of the 2016 Kingston Book Festival.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 6th, 2016
The six longlisted books for this year’s OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature have been announced.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
The shortlist of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean literature, featuring three writers in different stages of their careers has been announced. St.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Sunday, March 8th, 2015
The longlist for the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, comprising nine poets, fiction and non-fiction writers from across the region has been announced.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
For many of us, knowledge of West Indian participation in the building of the Panama Canal barely goes beyond the lyrics of the folksong ‘Colon Man a Come’.
Tanya Batson-Savage | Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
In 2007, the Calabash International Literary Festival teamed up with the Commonwealth Writers Prize so that the 2007 awards were announced at that year’s festival. While a repeat is not slated to occur in 2012, audiences at this year’s Calabash will get a taste of the the CW Prize as three