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Dream big, local authors told

January 30, 2023

A call for local authors to find magic in writing and aspire to being published by noted international publishers.

It has come from award winning writer Wayne Jordan, who has published over 10 novels and three  novellas.

He was delivering the feature address at the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment 25th Annual Awards over the weekend.

Mr. Jordan said authors must know their audience and research the genre for their work.

He said his success at publishing with known world publishers is testimony that others can do it as well.

The awards consisted of honourable mentions such as Akeem Chandler Prescod and Gloria Eastmond, along with Mercedes Knight and Lisa Fraser.

A special prize was given for the first time to Dennis Foster.

The Prime Minister’s award, which goes to books portraying Barbados in new ways, went to Martin Boyce for his collection In the Secret Places presented by Minister of Culture Dr. Chantal Munro- Knight.

Third place in the Literary Endowment Awards went to Kerry Belgrave presented by Deputy Central Bank Governor Alwyn Jordan; second to Ark Ramsay for his collection of essays read by chairman Andy Taitt and the winner Peter Laurie for his novel, The House that Disappeared.

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