Burt Award for Caribbean LiteratureCODE’s Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

2016 Finalists Announced

CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors.

Six finalists were selected from among 60 submissions of published books and unpublished manuscripts. The 2016 shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order):

  • The Demise of the Queen’s College Adventure Club by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript)
  • De First Family by Tamika Gibson, Trinidad & Tobago (manuscript)
  • The Truth Is by Lynn Joseph, Trinidad & Tobago (manuscript)
  • The Protector's Pledge by Danielle Y.C. McClean, Trinidad & Tobago (self-published)
  • Barberry Hill by Carol Mitchell, St. Kitts & Nevis (manuscript)
  • Girlcott by Florenz Webbe Maxwell, Bermuda (manuscript)

The finalists were selected by a jury administered by the Bocas Lit Fest and made up of writers and educators with expertise in Caribbean literature.

Up to $22,000 CAD in prize money will be awarded to up to three winners, who will be announced on April 29th at an award ceremony during the 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

As part of its ongoing commitment to promote writing by Caribbean writers for Caribbean readers, CODE will facilitate the publication of unpublished winning manuscripts by Caribbean publishers. CODE will also purchase and distribute up to 6000 copies of the winning titles, which will be donated to schools, libraries and community organizations across the region.

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