This is an exerpt from Martin Mordecai’s new novel, Blue Mountain Trouble. You can read YardEdge’s interview with the author here. “Goat” For Pollyread and Jackson, walking down to school around the same time each morning was the same and slightly different. The twins lived in Top Valley, a village
YardEdge talks to Canadian-based Jamaican author Martin Mordecai about his life, philosophies and his latest work entitled Blue Mountain Trouble. YardEdge: Why are you a writer? Martin: I’m a little uneasy at calling myself ‘a writer’, though I’ve been putting it on official forms for the past year or so,
Due to lack of corporate and government support, the Calabash International Literary Festival has been canceled for this year. Photo by Filipe Ferreira The organizers say they need to find US$30,000 to make the event happen this year…if anyone can help please contact the Calabash oganizers at Jake’s Hotel. Read
Jamaican author Marlon James has released his second novel, The Book of Night Women to positive reviews. A Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Macalester College, his first novel was John Crow’s Devil.
Kellie Magnus is the author of the “Little Lion” series of children’s books. The third in the series, Little Lion Goes For Gold, is to be launched on February 1. YardEdge talks to Kellie about her recent work… YardEdge: Why are you a writer? Kellie: Because I can’t sing or
18th century print of Port Royal Jamaican author and researcher, Marilyn Delevante, is the author of two books, The Island of One People: An Account of the History of the Jews in Jamaica (with Anthony Alberga) and most recently The Knell of Parting Day, also dealing with the Jamaican Jewish