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Shara McCallum speaks to Erin Redfern and Farnaz Fatemi at The Hive Poetry Collective

Shara McCallum recently joined hosts Erin Redfern and Farnaz Fatemi at The Hive Poetry Collective radio show. In season 4, episode 15, Shara McCallum reads from and discusses her book No Ruined Stone, a finalist for the 2022 Rilke Prize. The show explores this riveting alternate history that spans Scotland and Jamaica, colonialism and self-determination, the literary tradition and the individual poet.

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John Kinsella on creative collaboration for The Conversation

Writing in The Conversation, John Kinsella talks about his process for collaborations, including his collections in dialogue with Kwame Dawes (of which the most recent is unHistory).

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Amanda Smyth tells the Irish Times what inspired novel Fortune

Amanda Smyth's novel Fortune has been included on the Walter Scott Prize shortlist. She wrote for the Irish Times about the inspiration and influences behind the book.

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Amanda Smyth shortlisted for 2022 Walter Scott Prize

We are pleased to announce that Fortune by Amanda Smyth has been shortlisted for the 2022 Walter Scott Prize.

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Merle Hodge and Funso Aiyejina win the 2022 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award

Merle Hodge and Funso Aiyejina have won the 2022 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award for Distinguished Service to Caribbean Letters. Both winners will receive their awards virtually at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.

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Colin Grant's profile of Anthony Joseph on WritersMosaic

The Trinidad-born writer, Anthony Joseph, has mastered myriad art forms – poetry, novel writing, and jazz music. As he tours with his band and heads to the Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester, Colin Grant reflects on an innovative artist – part surrealist, part trickster, fully incomparable – for WritersMosaic.

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Interview: The Miseducation of Merle Hodge in Caribbean Beat

Trinidadian writer Merle Hodge began her career by publishing what would become a beloved Caribbean classic, Crick Crack, Monkey, in 1970. Five decades later, as she prepares to publish her third novel, Hodge tells Andre Bagoo what took so long — and what drives her interest in capturing the often confusing experience of Caribbean childhood on the page.

Read the interview in full at Caribbean Beat.

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“What Is Old Can Sometimes Feel New”: Andre Bagoo chats to the LA Review of Books

Stephen Narain interviews Andre Bagoo in the LA Review of Books. Andre speaks of his latest collection of stories, The Dreaming:

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Amanda Smyth's Fortune longlisted for Walter Scott Prize

Amanda Smyth's Fortune has been selected as one of the 13 books to make the Walter Scott Prize longlist. The judges have described the book as, 'A thrilling Shakespearean tragedy of a story, about love, lust, ambition, destiny, and human frailty'.

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Diana McCaulay in conversation with Tricia McCarter

On her podcast Here We Read for Fun, Tricia McCarter has interviewed Diana McCaulay about Daylight Come.

Find out more at the Here We Read for Fun podcast at Anchor FM.

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