OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature
|OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature|
|Awarded for||books by Caribbean writers|
|Sponsored by||One Caribbean Media|
|Location||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Website||The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature|
OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature, inaugurated in 2011, is an annual literary award for books by Caribbean writers published in the previous year. It is the only prize in the region that is open to works of different literary genres by writers of Caribbean birth or citizenship.
The prize award is US$10,000 and is sponsored by One Caribbean Media. The shortlisted nominees are awarded $3,000. Books may be entered in three categories: poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction. The judges select the best book in each genre category, which three books form the shortlist for the prize, from which the overall winner is then chosen. The overall winner of the prize is announced at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Winners and shortlisted nominees
|2011||Derek Walcott||White Egrets (poetry)||Tiphanie Yanique, How to Escape a Leper Colony (fiction)
Edwidge Danticat, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (non-fiction)
|2012||Earl Lovelace||Is Just a Movie (fiction)||Godfrey Smith, George Price: A Life Revealed (non-fiction)
Loretta Collins Klobah, The Twelve-Foot Neon Woman (poetry)
|2013||Monique Roffey||Archipelago (fiction)||Rupert Roopnaraine, The Sky’s Wild Noise: Selected Essays (non-fiction)
Kendel Hippolyte, Fault Lines (poetry)
|2014||Robert Antoni||As Flies to Whatless Boys (fiction)||Kei Miller, Writing Down the Vision (non-fiction)
Lorna Goodison, Oracabessa (poetry)
|2015||Vladimir Lucien||Sounding Ground (poetry)||Marlon James, A Brief History of Seven Killings (fiction)
Olive Senior, Dying to Better Themselves: West Indians and the Building of the Panama Canal (non-fiction)
|2016||Olive Senior||The Pain Tree (fiction)||Tiphanie Yanique, Wife (poetry)
Jacqueline Bishop, The Gymnast and Other Positions (non-fiction)
|2017||Kei Miller||Augustown||Safiya Sinclair, Cannibal (poetry)
Kei Miller, Augustown (fiction)
Angelo Bissessarsingh, Virtual Glimpses into the Past (non-fiction)
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