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.