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St. Lucian writer awarded the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize

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Alicia Valasse

Alicia Valasse

PRESS RELEASE – The Caribbean Writer, an international journal with a Caribbean focus, has announced its volume 30 prize winners and St. Lucian writer Alicia Valasse has been awarded The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize.

This literally prize is given annually for the best short fiction. Last month, Valasse was shortlisted for the prize for a story entitled “Suicide”. “Suicide” is set in St. Lucia and tells the story of a young woman who battles the call of death in a world where misogyny rules and religion fails sinners.

Valasse, a former national delegate to the Commonwealth Youth Forum, is a two-time winner at the National Youth Awards (Literary Arts) and has been published in journals, magazines and literary anthologies around the world.

She also holds an award for Creative Journalism and was shortlisted for the 2015 Small Axe Literary Prize in Poetry. Valasse is a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Education Degree in Literatures in English and is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts Degree in English Language.

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6 comments

  1. Can't see why anyone would thumbs down this article.

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  2. God bless you continually, from school you always been serious in your studies, all the best

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  3. So proud of you. Keep rising to new heights. May God continue to direct your path

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  4. Proud Literary Enthusiast

    Congrats to her! Wonderful to see a young woman excelling at the Arts. I anticipate more great things!

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  5. Keep your head up! With all the darkness on our island i am always happy to see a few flickers of light.

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