The Johnson & Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize Longlist

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Bocas Lit Fest announced the longlist for The Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize. Now in its second year, this Caribbean Writers Prize, the region’s only prize for emerging writers, will be awarded for a literary non-fiction work in progress. The winner will be announced in April 2020 at the NGC Bocas Lit Fest.

2020 NON-FICTION LONGLIST

Amanda Choo Quan (T&T)

Melissa Doughty (T&T)

Ruel Johnson (Guyana)

Otancia Noel (T&T)

Kim Robinson-Walcott (Jamaica)

Amílcar Sanatan (T&T)

The Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize is an annual award which allows an emerging Caribbean writer living and working in the Anglophone Caribbean to devote time to advancing or finishing a literary work, with support from an established writer as mentor. The Johnson and Amoy Achong Caribbean Writers Prize is sponsored by philanthropist Dr. Kongshiek Achong Low and administered by The Bocas Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago and Arvon in the UK.

For more information, see https://www.bocaslitfest.com/2020/awards/the-johnson-and-amoy-achong-caribbean-writers-prize/

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