At last, the long awaited 2011 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Winners has been announced.
I am so much keen about the winners for the Africa region as I have set myself to read every single Commonwealth Writers’ Prize book awarded to Africans. See my Com – Win Project.
The regional prize winners are:
Best Book: The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone)
Best First Book: Happiness is a four-letter word by Cynthia Jele (South Africa)
Caribbean and Canada:
Best Book: Room by Emma Donoghue (Canada)
Best First Book: Bird Eat Bird by Katrina Best (Canada)
South Asia and Europe:
Best Book: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell (UK)
Best First Book: Sabra Zoo by Mischa Hiller (UK)
South East Asia and Pacific:
Best Book: That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott (Australia)
Best First Book: A Man Melting by Craig Cliff (New Zealand)
The overall winners of Best Book and Best First Book will be announced on 21 May at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (16-22 May).
Visit the Commonwealth Foundation Website to read more on this news.
Congratulations to all the Regional Winners.