Two writers from Trinidad and Tobago, and one from Puerto Rico, are CODE’s 2017 Burt Award finalists! Now in its fourth year, the awards recognize outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors.
Three finalists were selected from among submissions of both published books and unpublished manuscripts. The finalists are:
- Lisa Allen-Agostini (Trinidad & Tobago),Waiting for the Bus – manuscript
- Kevin Jared Hosein (Trinidad & Tobago),The Beast of Kukuyo – manuscript
- Viviana Prado-Nunez (Puerto Rico/USA),The Art of White Roses – self-published book
Up to $22,000 CAD in prize money will be awarded to a maximum of three winners, who will be announced on April 26th at the opening night celebration of the 2017 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The winners will also receive publishing and distribution contracts for their titles!