Fierce competition for Commonwealth Writer’s Prize

Chennaionline,10 April 2010

Fierce competition for Commonwealth Writer’s Prize

New Delhi, Apr 10 Competition is fierce among a widely diverse set of literary works for this year’s Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, but the capital hosting the award ceremony is abuzz with positive literary energy.

As the countdown begins for the announcement of the winner, the authors assembled here are gratified by the fact that they are winners from their respective regions, even as the jury goes through a grilling experience of choosing from the world’s best literary work.

The eight regional winners of the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the panel of judges are in the capital for the final round of the Award to be announced on Monday, and some feel its like a choice between oranges and apples. - (Agencies)