Six writers earn Literary Awards
A group of six local authors have been presented with Bermuda Literary Awards.
Community and Cultural Development Minister Wayne Scott announced the winners yesterday.
Angela Barry, who wrote Point of Departure received the Brian Burland Prize for Fiction. The Cecile N Musson Prize for Poetry went to Paul Maddern for The Beachcombers Report.
The winner in the non fiction category was Walton Brown Jr for Bermuda and the Struggle for Reform: Race, Politics and Ideology, 1944 — 1998.
The award for best in the Drama Category went to Dr Kim Dismont Robinson.
And two young authors received a joint prize for best in Children and Young Adult Literature, Nadia Aguiar was awarded for The Lost Island of Tamarind and David Chapman for the series Daddy and I Explore.
The Literary Awards were held at the Grotto Bay Hotel and were presented by Acting Minister of Community and Cultural Development Leah Scott.
It was also noted that Dr Dismont Robinson did not accept the cash prize because of her position within the Department.
The ceremony was launched in 1999 to honour literary achievement by Bermudas writers by recognising significant contributions to the development of Bermudian culture.
The awards also honour creative works to preserve and promote the highest standards of Bermudian literature.
Each of the awards carries a cash prize of $2,000.
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