Awards & Winners

James Berry

Date of Birth 1924
Place of Birth Jamaica
(Greater Antilles, Americas, North America, Middle Peak)
Profession Author
James Berry, OBE, is a Jamaican poet who settled in England in the 1940s. His poetry is notable for using a mixture of standard English and Jamaican Patois. Berry's writing often "explores the relationship between black and white communities and in particular, the excitement and tensions in the evolving relationship of the Caribbean immigrants with Britain and British society from the 1940s onwards". As the editor of two seminal anthologies, Bluefoot Traveller and News for Babylon, he has been in the forefront of championing West Indian/British writing.

Awards by James Berry

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Nominations 1989 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Coretta Scott King Award for Authors Thief in the Village


Nestlé Smarties Book Prize
Honored for : Thief in the Village
(Gold Award, 9-11 years )