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Impressive Line-up of Caribbean Writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 2016

Impressive line-up of Caribbean writers for Brooklyn Book Festival 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

Bocas Gets a 'Senior' Moment: Olive Senior Wins 2016 Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Olive Senior Wins Bocas Prize 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.

Bocas Prize 2016 Announces All-Female Shortlist

The 2016 OCM Bocas Prize Shortlist

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.

Olive Senior’s The Pain Tree Brings Full Breadth of Concerns

Olive Senior reads from The Pain Tree

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.

The Literary Love Continues: Love Affair With Literature 5

Olive Senior Reads at Love Affair With Literature, Kingston Book Fest 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.

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, Olive Senior and Vladimir Lucien Shortlisted for 2015 Bocas Prize

OCM Bocas Prize 2015 Shortlist

The shortlist of the 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean literature, featuring three writers in different stages of their careers has been announced. St.

2015 OCM Bocas Longlist Announced

The 2015 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature Longlist

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.

Colon Man a Come - Olive Senior Gives Lecture on the Panama Canal

Olive Senior

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’.

Calabash 2012 Gives Taste of Commonwealth Prize 2012

Olive Senior

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

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