Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Jamaican author cops Bocas top prize*

Literary Smiles: 2016 OCM Bocas Prize winner Olive Senior, author of The Pain Tree, second from right, takes a group photo after receiving her prize on Saturday night at the Old Fire Station, corner of Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain. From left are OCM Group CEO Dawn Thomas, Marina Salandy-Brown, founder of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest, and Dionne Brand chief judge, OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. - Photo: Marlon James.

Short-listed: Jacqueline Bishop, author of The Gymnast, ­displays the prize she received as one of the three short-listed finalists for the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature on Saturday during the 2016 Bocas Lit Fest at the Old Fire Station, corner of Hart and Abercromby Streets, Port of Spain. —Photo: MARLON JAMES


Jamaica-born award-winning author ­Olive Senior has copped the 2016 One Caribbean Media (OCM) Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature with her book, The Pain Tree.
She was chosen from the three short-lis­ted finalists, who included Jacqueline ­Bishop for her book, The Gymnast, and Tiphanie Yanique for Wife, at the 2016 Bocas Lit Fest.

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