“The director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes recently made the call of a lifetime to eight entirely surprised writers, informing them that they will each be recognized with a $165,000 USD prize to support their writing. Awards will be conferred September 12-14 at an international literary festival at Yale, where the Prizes are based.”
Which Caribbean writer has been tapped for this prize? Read on.
Jamaican author Erna Brodber was a 2017 recipient of this same prize.
Congratulations to Kamau Brathwaite, winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry which goes To a poet whose distinguished and growing body of work represents a notable and accomplished presence in American literature.
He’s one of eight 2018 PEN Lifetime Achievement Award recipients and more importantly one of our own. Big up.
Go here to read about all the honorees.
Go here for Brathwaite’s Bio.