Island Fiction is a brand new fiction series from Macmillan Caribbean aimed at teenagers. The novels are all based around fantasy, science fiction and the legends and folklore of the Caribbean.
On Wednesday, May 20, 2009, Macmillan Caribbean is launching two of the titles in Kingston, Jamaica; Night of the Indigo, by Michael Holgate, and Delroy in the Marog Kingdom, by Helen Williams.
Michael Holgate (l), Brian Heap (r) photo by Nalo Hopkinson, copyright 2009
Poet and journalist Mel Cooke reports on the readings portion of the speculative fiction symposium recently held at the Mona, Jamaica campus of the University of the West Indies:
The physical gathering was very small but the readings at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on Sunday morning were a gateway to other worlds and their inhabitants – wondrous or horrific.