Toppa Top 6: The Caribbean’s Best Book Festivals

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May 29, 2014

Words by Natalie Weiner and Tishanna Williamsโ€”

If you just bumped into your favorite author on your favorite Caribbean beach, it may not be a coincidence. In recent years the springtime calendar in the islands has filled up with literary festivals drawing renowned authors from across the Caribbean and the world to destinations including Treasure Beach in Jamaica (home to the Calabash International Literary Festival, the first and biggest event of its kind) and Paradise Cove in Anguilla (site of the just-concluded Anguilla Lit Fest). With Calabash about to kick off its program tomorrowโ€”look out for our interview with fest organizers Kwame Dawes and Justine Henzell on the site thenโ€”we thought weโ€™d compile a tour of the best book fests around the Caribbean, springtime or otherwise.

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