The 2016 staging of the Miami International Book Fair will have a massive influx of Caribbean writers as the new ReadCaribbean initiative results in over 50 writers from the French, Spanish and English speaking Caribbean participating in this year’s festival. While Jamaica and Trinidad account for much of the English-speaking literary massive, Haitian writers make up the bulk of authors and poets from the French Caribbean while Cuban writers account for much of the Spanish.
The impressive slew of writers include Edwidge Danticat (Untwine, Brother, I’m Dying, and Claire of the Sea Light), Olive Senior (The Pain Tree, Summer Lightning, and Dancing Lessons), André Alexis (15 Dogs, Ingrid and the Wolf and The Hidden Keys), Elizabeth Nunez (Even in Paradise), Tanya Shirley (She Who Sleeps With Bones and The Merchant of Feathers), Sharon Millar (The Whalehouse and Other Stories), Garfield Ellis (The Angel’s Share, For Nothing At All, and Such as I Have), Geoffrey Philp (Letter From Marcus Garvey, Uncle Obadiah and the Aliens, and Dubwise), and Nicole Dennis-Benn (Here Comes the Sun). [. . .]