Commonwealth Writers Announces 2014 Short Story Prize Shortlist

The writers shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize are revealed today. The Prize provides a platform for writers from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth to inspire others by bringing compelling short stories to a wider audience.

Full list of shortlisted stories and authors:

Pacific

Janine Mikosza, Monkey Boy, Australia
Michael Hunt, Playing the Stringless Guitar, Australia
Daniel Anders, Hummingbird, Australia
Lucy Treloar, The Dog and the Sea, Australia
Julian Novitz, Tenure, New Zealand
David Herkt, Rhododendrons in Mist, New Zealand

Africa

Adelehin Ijasan, Ikanre, Nigeria
Michelle Sacks, All Them Savages, South Africa
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Let’s Tell This Story Properly, Uganda

Asia

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow, Grandmother, Singapore
Sara Adam Ang, A Day in the Death, Singapore

Canada and Europe

Idrissa Simmonds, On The Other Side, Canada
Jack Wang, The Night of Broken Glass, Canada
Tracy Fells, Household Gods, United Kingdom
Lucy Caldwell, Killing Time, United Kingdom
Luiza Sauma, Agnes Agnes Agnes, United Kingdom

Caribbean

Helen Klonaris, Cowboy, Bahamas
Maggie Harris, Sending for Chantal, Guyana
Charmaine Rousseau, Miss Annie Cooks Fish, Trinidad and Tobago

Repeating Islands

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Prize promotes strongest new stories from across the Commonwealth

The writers shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize are revealed today. The Prize provides a platform for writers from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth to inspire others by bringing compelling short stories to a wider audience.

Regional winners for the Commonwealth Short Story prize will be announced on 14 May for each of the five regions: Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. The overall winner will be announced in Kampala, Uganda, on 13 June to coincide with a series of Commonwealth Writers initiatives in East Africa.

This year unpublished stories were entered by almost 4,000 writers from the five regions of the Commonwealth: Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. For the first time entries from the Cayman Islands, Mozambique, Swaziland and Tonga were received for the Prize. The judges reflect…

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