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Olive Senior wins OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Olive Senior

Jamaican-Canadian author Olive Senior has won the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature for her story collection The Pain Tree (Cormorant Books).

The $10,000 (U.S.) prize was presented at the Trinidad and Tobago NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port of Spain on April 30.

The judges, who included Canadian Dionne Brand, praised The Pain Tree for its “command of … every register of Jamaican patwah.”