Commonwealth Writers Regional Winners 2012

Commonwealth Writers has announced the regional winners for the 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize, representing Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, Caribbean, and the Pacific regions.

 Congratulations to Cory Taylor, the Regional Winner for the Pacific, writer of  Me and Mr Booker (The Text Publishing Company).

 The other regional winners were as follows:
Regional Winner, Africa
Jacques Strauss, South Africa The Dubious Salvation of Jack V, Jonathan Cape
Regional Winner, Asia
Shehan Karunatilaka, Sri Lanka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, Random House
Regional Winner, Canada and Europe
Riel Nason, Canada, The Town that Drowned, Goose Lane Editions
Regional Winner, Caribbean
Alecia McKenzie, Jamaica, Sweetheart, Peepal Tree Press

Congratulations to all the winners, who will now compete for the overall winner award which will be announced at Hay Festival on 8 June.