Local Author Joanne Hillhouse has been awarded this year’s Anthony N. Sabga, Caribbean Excellence Award for Arts & Letters.
The announcement was made today in Port of Spain by Awards’ Progamme Director Maria Neilson.
Hillhouse along with health doctor Dr. Adesh Sirjusingh of T&T and Agri-researcher Dr. Mahendra Persaud of Guyana will each receive TT$500,000 in recognition and support of their work at a gala ceremony in Trinidad in June.
Hillhouse has already written seven books, including adult contemporary novel Oh Gad! and a tale of growing up titled The Boy from Willow Bend.
Professor Emeritus, Mervyn Morris, said “Hillhouse deserves to be better known. Ibelieve that as the word spreads, she will be recognized as an important Caribbean writer doing distinctive work.”
The Anthony N. Sabga Awards, Caribbean Excellence have been awarded to Caribbean nationals who excel in the fields of Arts & Letters, Entrepreneurship, Public & Civic Contributions and Science & Technology, since 2006.
Expect more recognition as you tell your stories with gusto n aplomb
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Joanne! So proud of you! And so happy for you as your craft is recognized and appreciated and your world grows wider.
Congratulations Joanne!! Good job!!
Congratulations, well deserved