Kingston Noir is the purest of noir, and the richest of depictions of Jamaica -- only not the Jamaica you are probably familiar with.
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A great book happens when I pick up a book and can't put it down again; when I cannot suppress the sighs upon finishing it; when I cannot wait to tell everyone I know: read this book! But how to pick a favorite?
Colum McCann wrote the New Yorkiest and, many feel, the best of 9.11 novels, Let the Great World Spin, and won the National Book Award for it.
Memorial Day is coming and one of the most exciting places to be for the Memorial Day weekend is at the Calabash International Literary Festival, now in its tenth year.
What moved me to tears in this second reading of Colin Channer's The Girl with the Golden Shoes was how the fate of Estrella mirrors the fate of Haiti.
No doubt Naipaul deserves the accolades that have been bestowed upon him, bit the fixation on his personal life overshadows the accomplishments of a generation of Caribbean writers.
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