Burt Award for Caribbean Literature
CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature!
The shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order):
· Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript to be published)
· Putting Up a Resistance by Michael Cozier, Trinidad and Tobago (self-published book)
· Dancing in the Rain by Lynn Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago (manuscript to be published)
· Prayer to the Motivator by Kamau Mahakoe, Jamaica (manuscript to be published)
· The Dolphin Catchers by Diana McCaulay, Jamaica (manuscript to be published)
The finalists were selected by a jury administered by The Bocas Lit Fest and made up of writers, educators, and literacy experts from the Caribbean and Canada.
Up to $22,000 CAD in prize money will be awarded to up to three winners, who will be announced at a Gala during the 2015 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (29 April – 3 May).