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Jamaican author wins International Literature prize

Published:Wednesday | March 1, 2017 | 3:37 PM
Dr Erna Brodber

Jamaican fiction author Erna Brodber is among eight writers who will each receive US$165,000 for winning the Windham-Campbell Prizes offered by Yale University in the US.

The money is to be used to support the work of the authors.

Brodber who hails from the community of Woodside in St Mary has been writing for more than four decades.

Another Caribean fiction writer André Alexis who was born in Trinidad and Tobago has received the Windham-Campbell Prize.

The awards will be conferred in September at an international literary festival at Yale University, celebrating the honoured writers and introducing them to new audiences.