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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