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The Bone Readers longlisted for Jhalak Prize

We are delighed to announce that Jacob Ross's new literary crime fiction novel, The Bone Readers has been longlisted for the new Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour! 

The shortlist will be announced on 6th February 2017 and the winner will be announced during Bare Lit Festival 2017.

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Loretta Collins Klobah interviews Jacqueline Bishop

In "Bringing It All Together: The Creative Process of Artist and Writer Jacqueline Bishop", Loretta Collins Klobah (University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras) interviews Jacqueline Bishop, author of the award-winning book The Gymnast and Other Positions, a collection of stories, essays and interviews. The piece was just published in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal (13: 2).

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Nick Makoha wins 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

Congratulations to Nick Makoha, winner of the 2016 Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for Resurrection Man, selected by Robin Coste Lewis. Nick will receive $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books in spring 2017, a week-long residency at The Writers Room at The Betsy Hotel and 10 complimentary copies of the chapbook. He will give a feature reading at the 2017 O, Miami Poetry Festival.

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Report on the launch of Kumina Queen by Monica Minott

If one was to believe in stereotypes, accounting would seem the profession least likely to produce a poet. Yet, Monica Minott, accountant by day, has been steadily and quietly crafting her poetry and gaining a modicum of attention since winning the Small Axe Poetry Prize in 2009. Her recently unearthed collection Kumina Queen makes a great account of her place among contemporary Jamaican poets.

Read the full report at Susumba.

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Dorothea Smartt features in ArtsEtc's 2016 Independence Reading List

ArtsEtc's 2016 Independence Reading List includes the following titles:

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Jennifer Rahim story translated to Spanish!

Jennifer Rahim’s story 'Sea' has been translated into Spanish by Maria Grau Perejoan et al. and published in the University of Barcelona's journal, Blue Gum. This is an exciting moment for us, as we hope to see more of our authors' works translated for overseas markets.

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#WATCH: Vladimir Lucien reads poem 'Basil' in Amsterdam

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Respects to New Beacon at 50

RESPECTS TO NEW BEACON AT 50

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ReadCaribbean brings Caribbean writers to Miami Book Fair 2016

True to its name, the Miami International Book Fair is keep its eye on vistas beyond its own shores, and we're thrilled to see a slew of Caribbean writers on show throughout the programme.

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Esther Phillips picks up NIFCA prize and Governor General's Award

Esther Phillips' collection Leaving Atlantis just won two awards! It picked up a gold award in the professional category of the NIFCA Literary Competition in Barbados, as well as the Governor General's Award for Excellence. Congratulations, Esther!

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