Shortlist for Commonwealth & Short Story prize 2013!

Twenty-one writers made the Commonwealth Book Prize Shortlist, amongst which are “Sarah House” by Ifeanyi Ajaegbo (Nigeria), “The
sarah's house

Spider King’s Daughter” by Chibundu Onuzo (Nigeria), “The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods” by Jamala Safari (South Africa) and “Sterile Sky” by E.E Sule (Nigeria) for the African continent. The regional winners will receive £2,500 and the overall winner, £10,000.

spiderking

the great agony

sterile sky

For the Short Story Prize, 19 writers were shortlisted including “A Killing in the Sun” by Dilman Dila (Uganda), “Fatima Saleh” by Alexander Ikawah (Kenya), “The New Customers” by Julian Jackson (South Africa), “No War is Worth Debating” by Tobenna Nwosu (Nigeria) and “Take Me Home United Road” by S.A Partridge (South Africa). The Short Story Prize is awarded for the first best piece of unpublished fiction with regional winners receiving £1,000 and the overall winner receiving £5,000.

Regional winners will be announced on May 14th, 2013 while the overall winner will be announced at the Hay Festival on May 31st.

May the best woman or man win…what say you?

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