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). 

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Manuscripts and books published between 1 August 2011
and 22 August 2013 and written by Caribbean authors
must be received from publishers by 23 August 2013. The
winner will be announced at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in
Trinidad and Tobago in April 2014.