August 17, 2015
The Guyana Prize for Literature has had cause to reschedule its time-table this year, and will not announce the Shortlist until after Carifesta XII, mainly because of the scheduling of the Regional Festival itself.
This is as a result of the closeness of the dates for the Guyana Prize activities to those of Carifesta. Some members of the Jury for both the Guyana Prize and the Caribbean Awards who are from other countries outside of Guyana, advised that they are involved in Carifesta on behalf of their own countries, and their availability would be made easier by a shifting of the dates. Earlier in the year when the Guyana Prize rescheduled its time-table for 2015, there had been no confirmation that Haiti would host Carifesta this year as originally planned in 2013.
We are therefore avoiding the month of August for all Guyana Prize activities and are not in a position to announce the Shortlist as previously planned. This will now be done in September. The date for the Awards Ceremony will then be advertised along with a literary festival that is expected to accompany it.
Guyana Prize for Literature
and Caribbean Awards.