Caribbean Review of Books

Caribbean Review of Books

"The Caribbean Review of Books" is a quarterly magazine published in Port of Spain, Trinidad, reviewing books of Caribbean interest--by Caribbean authors or about the Caribbean--and printing original fiction, poetry, and other literary material. It is the second periodical to use this name.

The first "Caribbean Review of Books", 1991-1994

The original "Caribbean Review of Books" was founded in 1991 by the University of the West Indies Publishers' Association (UWIPA) in Mona, Jamaica. It was intended to be "the complete source for Caribbean book news", and combined book reviews with bibliographical information, interviews, and other features. It was edited by Samuel B. Bandara, a librarian at the university.

When some crucial UWIPA resources were absorbed into the newly founded University of the West Indies Press in 1993 and no external funding could be secured, "The Caribbean Review of Books" ceased publication.

The revived "Caribbean Review of Books", 2004-

A revival of "The Caribbean Review of Books" was one of the early objectives of the Caribbean Publishers' Network (Capnet), founded in 2000. When external funding again proved difficult, one of Capnet's founding members, a small publishing house in Trinidad called Media and Editorial Projects (MEP) decided to take responsibility for the project.

In May 2004, under publisher Jeremy Taylor and editor Nicholas Laughlin, the new "Caribbean Review of Books"--"CRB" for short--was launched as a quarterly magazine aimed at general readers, supported by subscriptions and advertising.

The "CRB" reviews mainly fiction, poetry, biography, history, and current affairs books, as well as books about art and culture.

External links

* [ "The Caribbean Review of Books" website]
* [ Antilles: the weblog of "The Caribbean Review of Books"]

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