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Commonwealth Writer's Prize

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, organised and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation, is a leading award for fiction that was first awarded in 1987. The Commonwealth Foundation is an intergovernmental organisation working in the 53 countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The aim of the Prize is to encourage new Commonwealth fiction, and to ensure that works of merit reach a wider audience outside their country of origin.
 
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Year Best Book Winner Best First Book Winner
2007

Mister Pip

Mister Pip
Lloyd Jones

 

Vandal Love
D. Y. Béchard

2006

The Secret River

The Secret River
Kate Grenville

 

Suspended Sentences: Fictions of Atonement
Mark McWatt

2005

Small Island

Small Island
Andrea Levy

 

Purple Hibiscus

Purple Hibiscus
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

2004

A Distant Shore

A Distant Shore
Caryl Phillips

 

The Curious Incident

2003

The Polished Hoe

The Polished Hoe
Austin Clarke

 

Haweswater
Sarah Hall

 

2002

Gould's Book of Fish

Gould's Book of Fish
Richard Flanagan

 

Ama, A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade
Manu Herbstein

 

2001

True History of the Kelly Gang

White Teeth

White Teeth
Zadie Smith

 

2000

Disgrace

Disgrace
J.M. Coetzee

 

Red-Rose Chain
Jeffrey Moore


International Awards
The Man Booker Prize
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The Man Booker International Prize
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International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
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The Pulitzer Prize
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Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction
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