AWARDS


 

  • The Night of the Rambler earned the first runner-up mention of the Casa de las Américas award for best Caribbean book in English or Creole, announced on January 30, 2014.

This was the first time that Anguilla featured in the 55-year history of the award. Casa de las Américas has a low commercial profile, and cultural and political barriers make it relatively unknown in the English-speaking world. For a concise review of its significance, here’s a link to a piece I published in 2011 in Sint Maarten’s The Daily Herald.

This year’s winner was David Austin for the essay Fear of a Black Nation – Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal. Previous winners in this category include Kamau Brathwaite, Oonya Kempadoo, Marion Bethel, Velma Pollard and Andrew Salkey.

The award wasn’t widely covered by the English-language press, though the Bajan Reporter did publish a brief note about it.

 

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