The regional winners of the Commonwealth Book Prize were announced today, and our very own Cory Taylor has won in the Pacific Region for Me and Mr Booker!
Margaret Busby, Chair of the Commonwealth Book Prize, said, ‘We were wonderfully spoilt for choice among some strong regional contenders on the shortlist, and although we could not take every favourite further, the books that triumphed are a reminder of what the best fiction can be: moving, entertaining, enlightening, exciting, engaging our thoughts and emotions, while creating an intimate connection with someone else’s imagination. Here are novels with memorable characters, unpredictable situations, a sense of humour, books that give insights into cultures and histories not our own, crafted by writers who care about language, and its ability to renew and enrich our view of the world.’
You can see the full list of winners here. The overall winner will be announced at Hay Festival in Wales on 8 June.