Meet The Regional Winners Of The 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Writers delightfully announced the regional winners of this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Out of 6000 entries, five wonderful stories scaled through the hurdles and emerged successful including one of our own!

Commonwealth Writers  partnered again with Granta magazine to give regional winners of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize the opportunity to be published by Granta online. The successful stories will be published on www.granta.com every Tuesday from 30 May until 27 June, in order from East to West across the Commonwealth. The overall winner will be announced in Singapore on Friday 30 June.

 

Below is the order in which the stories will be published:

‘The Death of Margaret Roe’, Nat Newman – 30 May

‘Drawing Lessons’, Anushka Jasraj – 6 June

‘Who is Like God’, Akwaeke Emezi – 13 June

‘The Naming of Moths’, Tracy Fells – 20 June

‘The Sweet Sop’, Ingrid Persaud – 27 June

 

Click here to see other stories in the shortlist.

Miriam David

Miriam is a creative writer, short story blogger, editor and contributor on creativewritingnews.net . She is an alumnus of the great University of Benin, a philosopher and an aspiring author of best sellers to come. When she is not writing, she is either working, keeping up with social media trends,reading novels, listening to good music, seeing movies or dreaming up stories.

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