Trinidadian Kevin Jared Hosein is in the running for Caribbean Literature Award

Two Trinidadian writers are among three finalists for this year’s CODE’s 2017 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, the Bocas Lit Fest announced on Friday.

The 2017 short-listed titles are The Art of White Roses by Viviana Prado-Nunez from Puerto Rico/USA (self-published) and The Beast of Kukuyo by Kevin Jared Hosein and Waiting on the Bus by Lisa Allen-Agostini, both of Trinidad and Tobago with unpublished manuscripts.

Winning titles, which will be announced on April 26 at the opening night of the 2017 NGC Bocas Lit Fest, in Port of Spain will be published and distributed to hundreds of schools, libraries, and community organisations across the Caribbean through CODE.

The Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, now in its fourth year, recognises outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. 

The Bocas Lit Fest stated in a media release on Friday that the three finalists were selected from submissions of both published books and unpublished manuscripts. 

The finalists were selected by a jury administered by the Bocas Lit Fest and made up of writing, publishing and educational professionals with expertise in young adult literature. 

Up to Can$22,000 in prize money will be awarded to a maximum of three winners. 

Winners to be published

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