OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

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OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature is a literary award for books by Caribbean writers that was inaugurated in April 2011.[1] The prize award is US$10,000 and is sponsored by One Caribbean Media.[1] Books may be entered in the categories of poetry, fiction, and literary non-fiction.[1] The judges select the best book in each genre category and one of these three books is then chosen as the overall winner. The winners are announced at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.


Blue Ribbon (Blue ribbon) = overall winner


  1. ^ a b c The OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature
  2. ^ "Three Caribbean writers on 2011 OCM Bocas Prize shortlist". bocaslitfest.com. Retrieved 8 May 82012. 
  3. ^ "Derek Walcott wins OCM Bocas Prize". Trinidad Express. April 30, 2011. Retrieved 30 September 3012. 
  4. ^ "Government Congratulates Hon. Derek Walcott for Winning Inaugural Literature Award." Targeted News Service [TNS], 9 May 2011. Infotrac Newsstand. Web. 30 September 2012. Gale Document Number: GALE|A255881541
  5. ^ "Walcott wins Caribbean prize" (2011), Caribbean Today, p. 13. Database: Ethnic NewsWatch. ProQuest document ID: 870629941
  6. ^ "Lovelace savours Lit Fest victory". Trinidad Express. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Essiba Small (July 15, 2013). "Bocas winner’s cover goes Underground". Trinidad Express. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Top three for OCM Bocas Prize named". T&T Guardian. March 31, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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