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Two Caribbean Writers Earn 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize

March 2nd, 2017 By: Tanya Batson-Savage Two Caribbean writers, Jamaica’s Erna Brodber and Trinidad and Tobago’s André Alexis were among the eight recipients of the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize which awards writers at two ends of the spectrum – those who have made significant literary achievement and those with promise. The awardees receive individual prizes of […]

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Lorna Goodison First Female Poet Laureate of Jamaica

March 21st, 2017 By: Tanya Batson-Savage Poet Lorna Goodison will step into the role of Jamaica’s second official Poet Laureate becoming the first Jamaican woman appointed to the post. Goodison picks up the mantle from Professor Mervyn Morris, who was the first Poet Laureate of Jamaica appointed by the government. Goodison, who has authored 12 books […]

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Jasmine Thomas-Girvan Snags Second Aaron Matalon Award

March 5th, 2017 By: Tanya Batson-Savage Jasmine Thomas-Girvan made art history, by being the first artist to win the Jamaica Biennial’s Aaron Matalon Award, twice. Thomas-Girvan scooped up the award for her two installations at Devon House – Parallel Realities, Dwelling in the Heartland of My People and The Real Princess. The award was announced at […]

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