Rosamond S. King has won a 2018 “Lammy” – a Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ literature – for her poetry collection Rock | Salt | Stone (Nightboat Books). The awards were presented in New York City on June 4, 2018.
The Lambda announcement on the awards event and other winners is here.
For the second time in three years, Trinbagonian author Kevin Jared Hosein has won a Commonwealth Writers Short Story prize for the Caribbean region. The title of Hosein’s winning story is “Passage.” He first won the prize in 2015 for his story “The King of Settlement 4.”
Hosein is also the author of two novels and a children’s book; his novel The Repenters was longlisted for the 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature.
The UK-based Caribbean Literary Heritage project is steadily building its archive of “Ten Questions” interviews, in which Caribbean authors submit responses to a standard set of questions on Caribbean literature and their own reading and writing histories. Entries posted to date include responses by Karen Lord, Sharon Millar, Merle Collins, Caryl Phillips, Thomas Glave, Lawrence Scott, Tessa McWatt, Rosamond S. King, Monique Roffey, John Robert Lee, Pamela Mordecai, Kevin Jared Hossein, Geoffrey Philp, Joanne C. Hillhouse, and Shara McCallum.
In light of recent actions by the British government toward members of the Windrush generation and their families, it might be time to re-visit the 1998 BBC documentary Windrush. Parts 1 and 2 are currently available on YouTube:
The editors of the Caribbean Journal of Education invite submissions for a special issue entitled “Poetry Beyond Borders,” to be guest-edited by Dr. Aisha Spencer (UWI), Dr. Schontal Moore (UWI), and Dr. Georgie Horrell (U of Cambridge). The issue is slated to appear in June 2019.
Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) should be submitted by September 3, 2018 to email@example.com. For more details, click on the image below.
Charles Carnegie, professor of anthropology at Bates College (Maine, USA), is publishing a series of essays on Kingston on the online magazine Public Opinion. An elegant amalgam of ethnographic observation, historical reflection, and critical advocacy, Professor Carnegie’s writing brings Kingston to life for far-away audiences, and reminds those closer to home of its wonders as well as its challenges, and what both say about the people who circulate through its streets and public spaces every day.