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Caribbean Contemporary Classics

Caribbean Contemporary Classics

Classic contemporary fiction from the heart of the Caribbean

There have been many great and enduring works of literature by Caribbean authors over the last century. The Caribbean Contemporary Classics collection celebrates these deep and vibrant stories, overflowing with life and acute observations about society.

Titles in this series
Virtual Launch
Catch up on the Contemporary Classics Virtual Event!

Missed the live stream or want to rewatch the launch event? 

Full of animations, readings and interviews with our authors, watch the video for a full introduction to the timeless stories in our Classics list. 

Island Voices
Caribbean Contemporary Classics Short Story Prize

Announcing a new prize for unpublished writers from Hachette UK and Hodder Education, publishers of the Caribbean Contemporary Classics collection.

Click here for competition rules & entry requirements. 

Hear from our authors

Interview with Paulette Ramsay, author of Aunt Jen and Letters Home

Listen to author Debbie Jacob discuss her inspiration behind the story and the characters in Nevile and the Lost Bridge, and how it will make you see the Caribbean in a new light.

More trailers, readings and recordings coming soon.

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What our readers and teachers have to say

Old Story Time Teacher Testimonial 

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Author Readings
Debbie Jacob

Listen to Debbie Jacob read Chapter 10 'Lost' from Nevile and the Lost Bridge.

Book Trailers
Letters Home
Old Story Time

Listen to an excerpt of Old Story Time