Regional winners for the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize have been announced, including several titles of genre interest: “Ghillie’s Mum” by Lynda Clark is the winner for the Canada and Europe region; “The Divine Pregnancy in a Twelve-Year-Old Woman” by Sagnik Datta is the winner for the Asia region; and “Passage” by Kevin Hosein is the winner for the Caribbean region.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. The five stories will be published in partnership with Granta in the run up to the overall Prize announcement at the Centre for Visual Arts and Research, Nicosia, on 25 July.
The regional judges for 2018 are Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (Canada and Europe), Sunila Galappatti (Asia), Damon Galgut (Africa), Mark McWatt (Caribbean), and Paula Morris (Pacific).
For more information, including the complete list of winners, see the official website.
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