Girlcott Selected for One Island, One Book Initiative in Bermuda
The Caribbean historical fiction novel, Girlcott, is becoming a force to reckon with. The award-winning novel by Caribbean author Florenz Webb Maxwell continues to break new ground years after its release. Its latest achievement? Girlcott is the inaugural book for the Berkeley Institute’s “One Island, One Book” initiative. Bermuda’s Berkeley...Read more
Janet Morrison’s A Different Me A Better You Makes Children’s Book Prize Shortlist
Janet Morrison’s uplifting collection of short stories for children, A Different Me A Better Youhas been shortlisted for the inaugural Bocas Lit Fest Children’s Book Prize. Published in April of this year, A Different Me A Better Youis already a prize winner having snagged the Jean D’Costa Prize for...Read more
More Praise for Girlcott! – Novel Gets the Oprah Nod!
Florenz Webbe Maxwell’s startling award-winning debut novel, Girlcott, continues to reap praise years after its release. Its latest coup is making it to the list of must-read Caribbean books on Oprah Mag, a sign of both the strength of the story as well as its continued significance to...Read more
A Million Aunties Released in Caribbean and North America
A Million Aunties (Blouse & Skirt Books), the forthcoming novel by award-winning author Alecia McKenzie, is about to get a dual release in the Caribbean and North America. The international publishing of A Million Aunties comes via a strategic alliance godfathered by Kwame Dawes and has the long-term aim...Read more
Kevin Jared Hosein Snags Another Commonwealth Writers Prize
Author Kevin Jared Hosein meets me at Starbucks, MovieTowne, Port of Spain. The usually calm Hosein, 31, is annoyed, his long hair mussed. He’s late for the interview because of traffic and because a workman was tardy. Hosein is working on his house, where he and his fiancee, writer...Read more
A ‘Moo Cow’ of an Adventure at the St. Andrew Parish Library
Kingston: Renowned media personality Paula-Anne Porter Jones took us on a brand new adventure on April 15, 2018, with the launch of her debut children’s picture book Sandy, Tosh and the Moo Cow. The launch of this exciting new work took place at the St. Andrew Parish Library (Tom...Read more
Brooklyn Book Fest Here We come!
Three of our authors, A-dZiko Simba Gegele (All Over Again), Tamika Gibson (Dreams Beyond the Shore) and Florenz Webbe Maxwell (Girlcott), are packing up and heading for the Brooklyn Book Festival 2017 where they will be bringing the literary heat! Blue Banyan Books, via ReadJamaica, is collaborating with The...Read more
Dancing in the Rain Makes Kirkus Best Books of 2016 List
Lynn Joseph’s Dancing in the Rain (Blouse & Skirt Books) etched itself deeper into Caribbean literary history when it made its way to the Kirkus Reviews list for 2016 Best Books for Younger Readers.