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The Caribbean Writer Announces Prize Winners

The Caribbean Writer is pleased to announce the Prize Winners for its Volume 34 edition under the theme, Dignity, power and Place in the Caribbean Space. Winners in the various categories are as follows:  

The Daily News Prize to an author of fiction or an essay from the BVI or the U.S. Virgin Islands goes to Carmelo Rivera for “About My Identity Journey,” one in a series of essays about identity and growing up. Rivera is a graduate of the University of the Virgin Islands and of SUNY at Albany. He was born on the island of Vieques and raised on St. Croix from primary school to college. He is currently a human resources professional residing part-time in Florida.   

The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for best short fiction goes to Eugenia O’Neil for “Harold Varlack’s Return.” She is the author of two novels Jessamine and Jamaica Dreaming as well as works of non-fiction including Black Voices and From the Field to the Legislature. A Tortolian, O’Neil resides in Grenada.  

“Occasional Moonlight” by Sara Lynn Burnett and “Gringo Pobre” by Rafael Gamero was also shortlisted for this prize. 

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI - and from this direct Link