Three Caribbean writers shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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There are three woman writers, from The Bahamas and Jamaica, vying for the Regional Prize for the Caribbean in the 2022Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The shortlist, announced on April 25, includes two previous winners, Jamaican Diana McCaulay (2012) – who has just completed her sixth novel, stay tuned! – and the Bahamas’ Alexia Tolas (2019). Another Jamaican, Sharma Taylor, is shortlisted for the fourth time. Two Caribbean writers living in the UK, J.S. Gomes (Trinidad & Tobago) and Cecil Browne (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) are also on the Canada and Europe shortlist. The selection was made from 6,730 entries from 52 Commonwealth countries.

Author Roland Watson-Grant, the regional winner for the Caribbean in 2021, speaks at an Independence literary event in Kingston a few years ago. (My photo)

The Caribbean winner of the 2021 prize was Jamaican novelist, screenwriter and travel writer Roland Watson-Grant, for his…

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