Shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers' Prize

BLACKSTRAP HAWCO by Newfoundland author Kenneth J. Harvey has been nominated for the international Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Best Book, Canada and Caribbean region).

The two regional winners (for Best Book and Best First Book) from Canada and the Caribbean will be announced on 11 March 2009.

The two overall winners, chosen by an international panel of six judges coming together in New Zealand, will be announced on 16 May at the Auckland Writers' and Readers Festival (AWRF).

The overall winner receives £10,000, and will take part in various international events, including a week-long celebration in New Zealand, and an audience with Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace.


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