Thursday, December 14, 2017

Capildeo wins literary award*

Another honour for Naipaul clan

‘Transformative poetry’: Vahni Capildeo on Tuesday won the 25th Forward Prize for Best Collection in England.


Trinidad and Tobago writer Vahni Capildeo on Tuesday won the 25th Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection, which earns her £15,000 for her collection of poetry titled Measure of Expatriation.
The British award celebrates the best new works of poetry published out of the former British colonies.
She joins Jamaica-born poets Kei Miller and ­Claudia Rankine, who took the main prize in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Capildeo received the £15,000 prize at a ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London, England, on Tuesday night, also marking the 25th ­anniversary of the award.
Capildeo has for years participated in the NGC Bocas Lit Fest where several of her previous works have been launched successfully. She will in fact be taking part in the Bocas Lit again next year and be in the running for the prestigious 2017 OCM Bocas Prize for Poetry award.

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