Dublin Literary Award 2018 Longlist

More good news for Caribbean literature!

Repeating Islands


Susumba recently reported that four Caribbean writers have been included on the longlist for the 2018 Dublin Literary Award: Nicole Dennis Benn, Kevin Jared Hosein, Lynn Joseph, and Diana Macaulay. Tanya Batson-Savage writes:

Four Caribbean authors from Jamaica and Trinidad have made the longlist for the 2018 International Dublin Literary Award. A total of 150 books have made this year’s longlist, all of them nominated by public libraries around the world. The authors will be vying for the final prize of €100,000, which is the world’s largest prize for a single work of fiction.

Lynn Joseph with Dancing in the Rain (Blouse & Skirt Books) and Kevin Jared Hosein with The Repenters (Peepal Tree Press) are the two Trinidadian writers up for the prize. Nicole Dennis Benn’s Here Comes the Sun (Liveright/ W.W. Norton and Company) and Diana Macaulay’s Gone to Drift (Papillote Press) are the two books by Jamaican…

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