About the CRB

The Caribbean Review of Books (CRB) is an online magazine covering Caribbean literature and arts. We focus on reviews of new and recent books of Caribbean fiction, poems, biography, arts, culture, and current affairs, but the CRB also publishes new writing, interviews, and essays on literature and culture.

The CRB is currently on indefinite hiatus and not actively publishing new material.


The original CRB was published from 1991 to 1994 by the University of the West Indies Publishers’ Association in Mona, Jamaica, and edited by Samuel B. Bandara. (You can read those issues in the Digital Library of the Caribbean.)

In May 2004, the CRB was revived by a team of writers and editors based at Media and Editorial Projects (MEP) in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Our last print edition was published in 2009. In 2010, the CRB was relaunched as an online magazine. In 2013, the CRB began a partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad and Tobago’s annual literary festival.

The magazine is currently published online, with new content appearing weekly or fortnightly. It is free to all readers.


As of our last regular publication, 2016

Editor: Nicholas Laughlin
Deputy editor: Shivanee Ramlochan
Contributing editors: Vahni Capildeo, Brendan de Caires, Anu Lakhan, F.S.J. Ledgister
Editorial board: Christopher Cozier, David Dabydeen, Edwidge Danticat, Marlon James, Jane King, Ian McDonald, Kei Miller, Annie Paul, Kim Robinson-Walcott, Olive Senior

ISSN: 1811-4873

Supported by the Bocas Lit Fest and the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago

The CRB acknowledges the past support of Media and Editorial Projects (MEP) and the Prince Claus Fund.

Contact the CRB

For general and editorial queries, email the editor at caribbeanreviewofbooks@gmail.com.

Writing for the CRB

The CRB is not currently in active publication, and unable to consider submissions.

Submitting books for review

The CRB is not currently in active publication, and unable to receive books for review.