Jamaican born author Marlon James has won the prestigious Man Booker literary prize.
James is the first Jamaican to win the prize and has set quite the trailblazing path for other ambitious Jamaicans to follow. James' novel is titled 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' and it gives a fictional account of the attempted assasination of Bob Marley. The novel has been lauded as a literary tour de force and it is truly an ambitious and grand piece of work.
Wasafiri is Britain’s premier magazine for international contemporary writing. Published quarterly, it has established a distinctive reputation for promoting work by new and established voices across the globe.
Wasafiri is now calling for entries for its New Writing Prize. The competition is open to anyone who has not published a complete book in the category they wish to enter. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.
In its third year, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, established by Canadian education NGO CODE with the generous support of the Literary Prizes Foundation and in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, aims to celebrate the literary achievements of Caribbean authors while improving young readers’ access to books that are engaging and meaningful to them.'
Have you ever wanted to gain some industry perspective on streaming music? How about the issues of copyright that face corporations now? The World Intellectual Property Organization Magazine has a great article detailing some of these things.