February 28, 2007

Name Your Top Ten Caribbean Novels

Top Ten Caribbean NovelsSubmissions for the “Top Ten Caribbean Novels” will begin today. Without getting too complicated, I’ve decided to break it down into two rounds.

Also, if you can't think of twelve, put what ya got!

I'm doing this in a spirit of play.

Coda(3/3/07) Let's just make this fiction--short stories, novels, & novellas!
And if you can't remember, check out the list @ Caribbean Beat: <http://caribbean-beat.blogspot.com/2006/04/west-indian-canon.html>

In case you get lost, here is the direct link to the survey:


Type in your 12 choices.

When you reach your 12th choice, hit SEND survey and you done!

Give thanks and spread the word!


Submissions for the “Top Twelve Caribbean Novels”: March 1, 2007 to March 16, 2007

The twelve highest scoring books will be published on March 16, 2007 and voting for the “Top Ten Caribbean Novels” will begin on March 18, 2007.


Voting for the “Top Ten Caribbean Novels”: March 18, 2007 to March 31, 2007.

The final voting results will be available on March 31, 2007

Definition(s) for the TOP TEN Caribbean Novels

The setting of the novel should be in the Caribbean or the diaspora and the characters should be of Caribbean descent or second generation.

The author does not have to be of Caribbean descent.

The author does not have to be alive—except in her/his work.

Please submit only once. We are operating on the honor system.

Here’s the link for the submissions: Name Your Top Twelve Caribbean Novels



Imani said...

I haven't read enough to even begin to consider participating but I'm curious to know your thoughts on Erna Brodber, if you're familiar with her work? I was reading a post over at Scott Kaufman's blog and her name kept coming up in a very positive way: More on the Possibility of Conservative Literary Criticism

Geoffrey Philp said...

I read Jane and Louisa a million years ago and didn't really get into it because it wasn't to my taste, but there are critics and writers who love her work.

Geoffrey Philp said...

Dear Imani,

This is playful list. informative and playful. Just put what you think and from what you've read.
That's all no stress.

Enjoy Your weekend!

Marlon James said...

Damn that was quick

Marlon James said...

by the way, doesn't "novels" leaves out short story collections like Summer lightning? How about Fiction?

Unknown said...

Oh Geoffrey--you make me so hungry to read Lamming...so, I submitted my paltry 6 (including a couple London/Caribbean novels)...no stress, right? I'm so glad you're doing this--it's more fun with a tighter category, I think!!!
Peace, Anne

Geoffrey Philp said...

Dear Anne, yes. No stress.