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Ingrid Persaud Wins 2017 Commonwealth Writers Prize With A Story of Death and Chocolate

Ingrid Persaud reaps Commonwealth Prize with 'Sweet Sop'

Ingrid Persaud’s story of death, chocolate and fathers and sons proved sweet enough to earn the 2017 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Trinidadian Writers Dominate Small Axe Prize 2016

Small Axe 2016  Literary Competition Winners Announced

The winners of the 2016 Small Axe Literary competition have been announced. The top places have been claimed by ‘Mango Feast’ by Portia Subran for fiction while ‘Learning to Swim’ by Soyini Ayanna Forde earned first prize for poetry.

Parashar Kulkarni on Winning the 2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize

Parashar Kulkarni reads from Cow and Company at Calabash 2016

He was the last of the five to arrive at Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth.

Trinidadian Debut Novelist Tamika Gibson wins 2016 Caribbean Burt Award

Tamika Gibson, Florenz Webbe Maxwell & Danielle YC McClean win 2016 Burt Awards

For the third year in a row, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, an award encouraging young adult lit, has been won by a debut novelist.

Two Caribbean Writers Make 2016 Commonwealth Shortlist

Commonwealth Writers Prize 2016 Shortlist announced

Two Caribbean writers have made it to the shortlist of the  2016 Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Edward Baugh, Vladimir Lucien, Tanya Shirley, Sharon Leach and Barbara Jenkins Make the Guyana Prize Caribbean Shortlist

2014 Shortlist for the Guyana Prize for Caribbean Literature

The shortlist for the 2014 Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award has been announced.

Jamaican and Trinidadian Writers Make Commonwealth Prize 2015 Shortlist

Caribbean Shortlisted Writers for 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

The regional shortlists of the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been culled from a record breaking 4,000 entries. Four Trinidadians and a Jamaican are among the shortlist of 22 short stories from 11 countries.