Among Thieves listed for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Posted: February 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: authors, prizes | Tags: | No Comments »

Among Thieves has been shortlisted for The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book Award in the South Asia and Europe region. The regional shortlists were announced yesterday and I was delighted to find that another Tindal Street author, Anthony Cartwright, has also been shortlisted in the Best Book category for his novel Heartland.

The Director of the Commonwealth Foundation, Mark Collins, said:

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize is distinct and unique in that the books that win often have strong insight, spirit and voice about the incredible diversity, history and society of the Commonwealth. The Prize aims to reward the best of Commonwealth fiction written in English and in doing so, spots rising talent and creates new literary figures from the Commonwealth. This is the Prize to watch for tomorrow’s best-sellers.

I feel proud to be shortlisted – and proud of my publisher for championing the literature of diversity. You can read about all the other shortlisted titles in all regions here.

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