The season of short lists continues. Already this week, I’ve posted the short (well, long) lists for Bocas and our own Wadadli Pen. And now comes the Burt Award short list which I had the privilege of being on in 2014 (the inaugural year of this prize for Caribbean teen/young adult fiction).
This year, six finalists were selected from among 60 submissions of published books and unpublished manuscripts.
The 2016 shortlisted titles are… Read on
hint: one of them is Carol Mitchell
, who has been featured here on the blog as a writer (see this write-up re her Caribbean Adventure series), who as a past judge and past and present patron is part of the Wadadli Pen family, and having guest facilitated part of the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project family as well, part of the Cushion Club family as well come to think of it for supporting our effort at a reading challenge in 2015, and who with her CaribbeanReads imprint is publisher of my book Musical Youth and Round My Christmas Tree in which my story Breaking with Tradition is included. Big up to her and all the finalists…including a couple of returning finalists from last year when I served as judge. – JCH
p.s. think we can snag an exclusive Wadadli Pen interview when she wins?