Here, Wadadli Pen will be celebrating award wins by Antiguan and Barbudan writers. It came about when I’d bump in to them but couldn’t figure out where to put them. The Antiguan and Barbuda Writings pages are bibliographies, and neither the Reviews page nor the journal publications page were right. So, here we go. Please note, this page is a work-in-progress. As with the other named sections, it will be updated somewhere between when I find updates and when I find the time to post them. I’m not ranking the awards at this point (some are local, some regional, some international, some prestigious, some not so much…I’m just adding them as I can). No omissions or errors (and there are plenty, no doubt) are intentional; listing is alphabetical relative to the first word of the sentence (no reason; it’s just easier that way). As always if you have information that will help me flesh out the content, let me know. Conversely, if you wish to be removed, no problem, just let me know that too.
Joanne C. Hillhouse’s fairytale ‘With Grace’ earned honourable mention in the Desi Writers Lounge fiction contest. The author subsequently signed an agreement in 2015 with Little Bell Caribbean for the publication of the story as a children’s picture book.
Joanne C. Hillhouse’s manuscript Musical Youth is first runner-up/second placed for the Burt Award for teen/young adult Caribbean fiction – the book is released later in the year under the regional Caribbean Reads imprint
Linisa George – National Youth Award for literary arts; that year, the group she co-founded with Zahra Airall, Thomasine Greenaway, and Greschen Edwards (Women of Antigua) also claimed a prize for Activism.
Joanne C. Hillhouse received the David Hough Literary Prize from the Caribbean Writer.
Dorbrene O’Marde received the Friend of the Arts Sunshine Award – note, link also mentions him being named Calypso Composer of 2013 by the Wadadli Calypso Association
V-Monologues literary prize to Shakeema Edwards from Women of Antigua; also won the Dancing Nude in the Moonlight Next Chapter contest sponsored by the Best of Books
Joanne C. Hillhouse received the Michael and Marilee Fairbanks International Fellowship to participate in the Breadloaf Writers Conference.
Althea Prince receives the Antigua and Barbuda International Literary Festival Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts
Joanne C. Hillhouse received a UNESCO Honour Award for her contribution to literacy and the literary arts in Antigua and Barbuda.
Jamaica Kincaid’s Autobiography of My Mother was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction (USA), the PEN Faulkner Award , and Boston Book Review Fisk Fiction Prize; also a National Book Award nominee for My Brother
Alexander Sideris Fine Arts Award to Mali Olatunji for his image ‘Solitude in Fall’ which can be seen in The Art of Mali Olatunji by Mali Olatunji and Paget Henry