Writer Of The Year

Here are the official nominees in the category Writer Of The Year for the Gine On People’s Choice Awards 2023! We encourage you to engage with the media and links of all the nominees as we celebrate them. NOW is the time for you to VOTE. Sound your voice and make the choice of who you believe should receive the award. You can choose only one nominee and you can vote ONCE PER DEVICE.

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And the nominees are…

Daniel Boxill

Daniel Boxill is a young Barbadian multimedia artist focusing on music, graphic art and literature. His passion for writing has led him to be a journalist, occasional blogger and socio-political commentator with a BA in Literatures in English. He was nominated for Poet of the Year in the 2020 GineOn!? Magazine People’s Choice award. His poetry has been featured in six of the National Cultural Foundation’s “Winning Words Anthologies” to date. His first solo collection “Bad Religion (Love Is A…)”  was nominated Book of the Year in the 2021 iteration of the People’s Choice awards and is available on Amazon.

Dr. Karen Lord

Barbadian writer Karen Lord is the author of Redemption in Indigo, which won the  2011 William L. Crawford Award and the 2011 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult  Literature, and was nominated for the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.  Her other works include the science fiction novels The Best of All Possible Worlds and The Galaxy Game, and the crime-fantasy novel Unraveling. She edited the  anthology New Worlds, Old Ways: Speculative Tales from the Caribbean.

Jasmine Sealy

Jasmine Sealy is a Bajan-Canadian writer based in Vancouver, BC. Her debut novel AN ISLAND OF FORGETTING won the UBC/HarperCollins Best New Fiction Prize in 2020 and was published by HarperCollins (Canada) and The Borough Press (UK) in Spring, 2022.

La Shawna Griffith

Ms. Daphne Ewing-Chow

“I am a food and environmental writer, best known as a Senior Contributor with Forbes, providing a global platform to issues and people of developing and post-colonial countries. My primary focus is on the English-speaking Caribbean and our people, but this year the energies of the universe took me all over the world, which has enriched my writing and provided me with a great deal of perspective.” – Daphne Ewing-Chow

Shakirah Bourne

Previous awards:
A Student Library Journal Best Book of 2021
A Black Caucus of the ALA Best Book of 2021
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Ignyte Award Nominee for Best Middle Grade Novel

Shakirah Bourne is a Bajan author and filmmaker. She once shot a movie scene in a cave with bats during an earthquake, but is too scared to watch horror movies. She enjoys exploring old graveyards, daydreaming and eating mangoes. She currently resides in Barbados in the Caribbean, and spends most of her time staring out at the sea thinking about new stories to tell. Her debut middle grade contemporary fantasy, JOSEPHINE AGAINST THE SEA, was published by Scholastic in July 2021.

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