There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt.
- Audre Lorde, writer, poet, civil rights activist.
On Tuesday, the Commonwealth Foundation announced the shortlists for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The prizes are designed to unearth, develop and promote the best new writing from across the Commonwealth, encompassing 54 countries within five regions; Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific. Each region has one winner in each category to be considered for the prize, which will be announced on May 14, 2013.
Citing originality, linguistic flair, depth, quality of writing and ...