The Caribbean Writer has announced the Prize Winners for its Volume 30 anniversary edition. The winners in the various categories are:
The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short fiction goes to Alicia Valasse, a St. Lucian poet and freelance writer, who was selected for a story entitled “Suicide.”
The Daily News Prize for an author/resident in the U.S. Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands goes to Susan Hunter, a St. Thomas resident, who was selected for her story entitled “Objects in Mirrors.”
The David Hough Literary Prize to an author residing in the Caribbean goes to Kirk Budhooram, a Trinidad based author for his story “The Last Day of School.”
The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize for a new or emerging writer goes to Lynn E. Frederiksen of St. Croix, who was selected for her poem entitled “Courage of Egrets.”
The Cecile de Jongh Literary Prize to a Caribbean author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean goes to Vincent Toro, a Puerto Rican poet and playwright, who was selected for his poem entitled “Sucrosanct.”
The Charlotte and Isidor Paiewonsky Prize to a writer for first time publication in The Caribbean Writer goes to Andre Bagoo, a poet and journalist working in Trinidad and Tobago, who was selected for his poem entitled “On Wordsworth’s the Daffodils.”
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