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Bocas Book Bulletin: June 2024

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express. New Releases It Waits in the Forest (Rick Riordan Presents) by Sarah Dass is a young adult thriller with

Bocas Book Bulletin: May 2024

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express. New Releases Village Weavers (Tin House), by Haitian-Canadian-American Myriam J.A. Chancy, intertwines the lives and fates of two diametrically

Debut finalists dominate Grand Slam line up

On Sunday, April 28, Queen’s Hall will be ablaze with high-powered poetry performances for the 2024 First Citizens National Poetry Slam. A pool of 80 auditionees was whittled down to 16 through semifinal rounds at the Central Bank Auditorium on March 23 and 24, all vying for the coveted title of Grand Slam Champion. The

Literary star Dionne Brand returns to Bocas

There is a week in October each year when a particular subset of readers — Caribbean or otherwise — hold their breaths hoping to hear a particular writer’s name. The reason is the annual announcement of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the writer is Dionne Brand, who many readers and scholars

NGC Bocas Lit Fest celebrates Caribbean Voices

A stellar array of acclaimed authors will be in the lineup at the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, alongside debut and budding writers of all genres. Trinidad and Tobago’s annual festival of books and writers, which is also the Anglophone Caribbean’s biggest annual literary event, launched its upcoming programme today. Running from Thursday 25 to

Bocas marks anniversary milestones

Milestone anniversaries of two groundbreaking Caribbean novels are among the highlights of the upcoming 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, with special events on the first two nights of the annual festival. Spirits in the Dark, the debut novel by Vincentian-Canadian writer H. Nigel Thomas, will be in the spotlight on Thursday 25 April, as the

NGC Bocas Lit Fest celebrates “Fantastic Friday”

“What we think of as unimaginable is simply real life for others, both far away and on our very doorstep,” says Karen Lord. The Barbadian author, whose latest novel The Blue, Beautiful World was recently longlisted for The Women’s Prize for Fiction, will be part of a special lineup of events at the 2024 NGC

“Incredibly playful” Indian author Geetanjali Shree makes Caribbean debut

In May 2022, when Geetanjali Shree’s novel Tomb of Sand was named the winner of that year’s International Booker Prize, it made history. It was the first novel written in a South Asian language to win the prestigious award, and Shree was the first writer from India to take home the accolade —sibling to the

Rohlehr, Naipaul books to debut at NGC Bocas Lit Fest

Two of Trinidad and Tobago’s literary icons will star at the 2024 NGC Bocas Lit Fest — but posthumously, with the launch of much-anticipated new books. On Sunday 28 April, the programme for the Anglophone Caribbean’s biggest literary festival will include special launch events for a new memoir by the late Prof. Gordon Rohlehr, who

Bocas Book Bulletin: April 2024

Welcome to the latest installment of the Bocas Book Bulletin, a monthly roundup of Caribbean literary news, curated by the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival, and published in the Sunday Express. New Releases Set in Trinidad, Palmyra (Friesen Press), shortlisted for the 2023 Guernica Prize for Literary Fiction, is Karen

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