Category: Trinidad and Tobago

  • Kevin Jared Hosein wins Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024

    Kevin Jared Hosein wins Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024

    Kevin Jared Hosein’s novel Hungry Ghosts won the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 in Melrose, UK on Thursday, June 13, 2024. The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction is a British literary award created by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, whose ancestors were closely linked to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, generally…

  • R.S.A Garcia is a Nebula Awards 2024 winner

    R.S.A Garcia is a Nebula Awards 2024 winner

    R.S.A Garcia won in the short story category at the Nebula Awards 2024 in Pasadena, USA on Sunday, June 9, 2024. The Nebula Awards, recognising the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States, were first held in 1966. They are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers…

  • Reena, Portia Subran win Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024

    Reena, Portia Subran win Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024

    Reena (Africa) and Portia Subran (Caribbean) won in their regions at the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean, and the Pacific. Each of…

  • Book Digest: Olumide Popoola, Albert Kokolomami, Dorcy Rugamba, Sarah Dass

    Book Digest: Olumide Popoola, Albert Kokolomami, Dorcy Rugamba, Sarah Dass

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Olumide Popoola, Albert Kokolomami, Dorcy Rugamba, and Sarah Dass. Like Water Like Sea by Olumide Popoola Publisher:  Cassava Republic PressDate:  May 9, 2024Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Olumide Popoola Olumide Popoola is a London-based Nigerian German writer…

  • Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 shortlist announced

    Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 shortlist announced

    Kai Thomas and Kevin Jared Hosein are on the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction 2024 shortlist announced on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. The Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction is a British literary award created by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, whose ancestors were closely linked to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, generally…

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 shortlists announced.

    Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2024 were announced on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Here are the African and Caribbean writers in the running. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction in English in the regions of Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean, and…

  • OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 shortlists announced.

    OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 shortlists announced.

    Safiya Sinclair, Nicole Sealey, and Kevin Jared Hosein are the shortlisted writers of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 announced in Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, April 7, 2024. The OCM (One Caribbean Media) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, worth US$10,000, is an annual award for literary books by Caribbean writers, first handed…

  • Trinidad and Tobago’s NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2024 for April.

    Trinidad and Tobago’s NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2024 for April.

    The NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2024, Trinidad and Tobago’s leading literary festival, runs in Port of Spain from April 25 – 28, 2024. The NGC Bocas Lit Fest is a literary festival that takes place annually during the last weekend of April in the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. Inaugurated in 2011, it is…

  • Wole Talabi, R.S.A Garcia are Nebula Awards 2024 finalists

    Wole Talabi, R.S.A Garcia are Nebula Awards 2024 finalists

    Wole Talabi andR.S.A Garcia are finalists for the Nebula Awards 2024 were announced on Thursday. March 14, 2024. The Nebula Awards, recognising the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States, were first held in 1966. They are organized and awarded by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a…

  • OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 longlists announced.

    OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 longlists announced.

    The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 2024 longlists were announced in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, March 10, 2024. The OCM (One Caribbean Media) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, worth US$10,000, is an annual award for literary books by Caribbean writers, first handed out in 2011. Books are judged in three…

  • Book Digest: Jesmyn Ward Kwame Dawes Noo Saro-Wiwa, Sarah Dass

    Book Digest: Jesmyn Ward Kwame Dawes Noo Saro-Wiwa, Sarah Dass

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Jesmyn Ward, Kwame Dawes, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sarah Dass. When the Vibe Is Right Novel by Sarah Dass Publisher:  Balzer + BrayDate:  May 30, 2023Genre:  FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it: Click here. Sarah Dass Sarah Dass was born…

  • Alexandra C. Stewart wins NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award 2023

    Alexandra C. Stewart wins NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award 2023

    Alexandra C. Stewart won the NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award 2023 at the Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday, October 21, 2023. The NGC Bocas Youth Writer Award, created by the Bocas Lit Fest and sponsored by the National Gas Company, identifies and celebrates young writers in Trinidad and Tobago across a broad…

  • Ayanna Lloyd Banwo wins Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2023.       

    Ayanna Lloyd Banwo wins Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2023.       

    Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s novel When We Were Birds was declared the winner of the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2023 on Thursday, September 28, 2023. The Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, founded in 2017, is for a novel written in English and published the previous year in the UK. It is awarded annually to a…

  • American Book Awards 2023 winners announced.

    American Book Awards 2023 winners announced.

    The winners of the American Book Awards 2023 were announced on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. Here are the writers of African descent on the list. The American Book Awards, from the Before Columbus Foundation, were created to provide recognition for outstanding literary achievement from the entire spectrum of America’s diverse literary community. The purpose of…

  • Translations: Meja Mwangi, Resoketswe Manenzhe, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Leila Mottley

    Translations: Meja Mwangi, Resoketswe Manenzhe, Ayanna Lloyd Banwo, Leila Mottley

    Translations for books by Meja Mwangi, Resoketswe Manenzhe, Leila Mottley, and Ayanna Lloyd Banwo are available for your reading pleasure. Kasim, Der Moniker by Meja Mwangi Book: Kasim, Der MonikerOriginal Title:  Kasim the ComedianAuthor:  Meja MwangiTranslator:  Jutta HimmelreichPublisher:  Peter Hammer VerlagPublishing Date:  March 6, 2023Language: English to GermanWhere to Find it: Peter Hammer Verlag, Amazon.…