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Colin Channer and the Calabash International Literary Festival have been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, New Statesman, Toronto Star, Sunday Telegraph, Times Literary Supplement, National Public Radio and other venues.

"So You Wanna Win a Book Prize."
— Prairie Schooner’s Blog (4 Nov. 2015)

“Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.”
— O, The Oprah Magazine (Oct. 2015)

“Channer Effortless, Precise in Providential."
— Jamaica Daily Gleaner (28 Sep. 2015)

“Book Notes: Providential."
— Largeheartedboy (1 Sep. 2015)

“Providential."
— Publishers Weekly (20 Jul. 2015)

“Providential."
— New York Journal of Books (1 Sep. 2015)

“A Literary Festival in Paradise."
— T Magazine (28 May 2014)

“The Spectator's Books of 2012.”
— Spectator Magazine (UK) (28 Dec. 2012)

“The Dark Sensibilities of Kingston Noir.”
— Los Angeles Times (21 Oct. 2012)

“Jamaica Does Literary Fest With a Caribbean Twist.”
— All Things Considered. National Public Radio. (5 Jul. 2012)

“Jamaica: The land of devoted offshore authors.”
— Globe and Mail (Canada) (22 Jun. 2012)

“Jamaica I never knew: Star columnist Royson James returns to the land of his birth.”
— Toronto Star (Canada) (6 Jun. 2012)

“Two big small islands make time for jubilation: different sides of a shared history.”
— Independent (UK) (9 Jun. 2012)

“Kingston Noir: Where the Sun Doesn't Shine.”
— Huffington Post (30 May 2012)

“It’s all good at Calabash.”
— Boston Globe (5 Dec. 2010)

“As Kingston Seethes, Some Jamaicans Read.”
— Wall Street Journal Online (6 Jun 2010)

“Jamaica’s Big Book Party.”
— Daily Beast (2 Jun. 2010)

“Calabash Celebrates Ten Years of Words by the Sea.”
— Huffington Post (19 May 2010

“Colum McCann: American Literature and New York’s Redemption.”
— Huffington Post (7 Apr. 2010)

“Truth in Fiction: Echoes of Haiti in Channer’s Golden Shoes.”
— Huffington Post (2 Feb. 2010)

“Down in Jamaica: A Journey to the Calabash International Literary Festival.”
— Brooklyn Rail (Jun. 2009)

“Primal Grunts in a Literary Paradise.”
— Macleans (Canada) (12 Jun. 2009)

“Calabash Literary Festival 2009.”
— Telegraph (UK) (2 Jun. 2009)

“Rhyme and Punishment for Naipaul.”
— Sunday Observer (1 Jun. 2008)

“Walcott vs Naipaul.”
— New Statesman (29 May 2008)

“Hope in the Unseen.”
— Washington Post Book World (5–11 Aug. 2007)

“Notes From a Small Island.”
— New Statesman (UK) (18 Jun. 2007)

“An Author Believes in Giving Back.”
— Philadelphia Inquirer (21 Sep. 2006)

“A Merger of Love and Politics.”
— Toronto Star (Canada) (16 Jul 2006)

“Jamaican Writers Find It’s Time to Bust Out.”
— New York Times (27 Jun 2006)

“Calabash – What a Thrash.”
— Sunday Observer (UK) (18 Jun. 2006)

“Calling All Poets of the Caribbean.”
— The Independent on Sunday (UK) (1 Jan. 2006)

“Novel Approach Inspires Authors at Jamaican Fest.”
— New York Daily News (16 Sep. 2005)

“Of Reggae and Writers.”
— Globe and Mail (Canada) (15 Jun. 2005)

“Writing to a Reggae Beat.”
— Globe and Mail (Canada) (30 Aug. 2004)

“Poetry, Reggae and Rain.”
— New York Times (3 Jun. 2003)