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  • 03 June 2012

Commonwealth Short Story Prize Winners


The Commonwealth Short Story Prize has announced the five regional winners from Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, Caribbean, and the Pacific regions. In partnership with Commonwealth Writers, Granta will publish each of the winning stories online during the week of 4 June. This selection introduces some of the most exciting emerging talents in the world, writers who bring a thrilling and essential glimpse of the world and the worlds that are within Britain. The stories will be published in order of their region, from east to west.

4 June: Regional Winner, Pacific
Emma Martin, New Zealand, Two Girls in a Boat

5 June: Regional Winner, Asia
Anushka Jasraj, India, Radio Story

6 June: Regional Winner, Africa
Jekwu Anyaegbuna, Nigeria, Morrison Okoli (1955-2010)

7 June: Regional Winner, Canada and Europe
Andrea Mullaney, UK, The Ghost Marriage

8 June: Regional Winner, Caribbean
Diana McCaulay, Jamaica, The Dolphin Catcher

The overall winner will be announced on 8 June at Hay Festival.

You can also visit Commonwealth Writers, here.

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