Canadians shut out of Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes
Canadian authors were shut out of this year’s Commonwealth Writer’s Prizes.
Shandi Mitchell had been nominated for her book Under the Unbroken Sky, which previously won Best New Book in the Canadian/Caribbean region, and Michael Crummey was a finalist for Galore, which won Best Book in the Canadian/Caribbean region.
At an awards gala Monday in New Delhi.the Best Book prize went to British writer Rana Dasgupta for his book Solo, and the Best New Book prize went to Australian Glenda Guest for Siddon Roc.
The Commonwealth Prize has been awarded since 1987 by the Commonwealth Foundation, and is open to writers from any Commonwealth country.