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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Commonwealth Book Prize Shortlist 2013

I'm not going to read and review these (there is only so much a man can read!) but I thought the followers may be interested in the shortlist that was announced for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize 2013. I have read (and reviewed here) "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" and "Narcopolis" as part of the 2012 Booker Prize Longlist.

Sarah House - Ifeanyi Ajaegbo (Nigeria)
Disposable People - Ezekal Alan (Jamaica)
Floundering - Romy Ash (Australia)
Running the Rift - Naomi Benaron (Canada)
Mazin Grace - Dylan Coleman (Australia)
Tiger in Eden - Chris Flynn (Australia)
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce (UK)
The Headmaster's Wager - Vincent Lam (Canada)
Island of a Thousand Mirrors - Nayomi Munaweera (Sri Lanka)
The Death of Bees - Lisa O'Donnell (UK)
The Spider King's Daughter - Chibundu Onuzo (Nigeria)
Em and the Big Hoom - Jerry Pinto (India)
The Wildings - Nilanjana Roy (India)
The Great Agony & Pure Laughter of the Gods - Jamala Safari (South Africa)
The Last Thread - Michael Sala (Australia)
The Other Side of Light - Mishi Saran (India)
God on Every Wind - Farhad Sorabjee (India)
Sterile Sky - E.E. Sule (Nigeria)
Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil (India)
Beneath the Darkening Sky - Majok Tulba (Australia)
The Bellwether Revivals - Benjamin Wood (UK)

Good luck to the five Australian authors shortlisted.

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