Ten writers representing six different countries are in the running for the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, sponsored by One Caribbean Media. The Prize longlist, announced by the judges on 28 February, 2011, includes three books of poetry, four of fiction, and three of non-fiction. The writers range from Nobel laureates to debut authors. [more here].
--Elegguas, Kamau Brathwaite.
--A Light Song of Light, Kei Miller.
--White Egrets, Derek Walcott.
--The Loneliness of Angels, Myriam Chancy.
--Redemption in Indigo, Karen Lord.
--The Amazing Absorbing Boy, Rabindranath Maharaj.
--How to Escape a Leper Colony, Tiphanie Yanique.
--Beauty and Sadness, Andre Alexis.
--Create Dangerously, Edwidge Danticat.
-- The Masque of Africa, V.S. Naipaul.
[More on the prize and the upcoming Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain here]