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Book awards: Commonwealth Writers' Prize

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Works (198)

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A Forest of Flowers: Short Stories by Ken Saro-Wiwarunner-up, Africa, 1987
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret AtwoodRunner Up, Caribbean and Canada, 1987
Incidents at the Shrine by Ben OkriBest Book, Africa, 1987
The Matriarch by Witi IhimaeraOverall Runner Up, 1987
Plans for Departure by Nayantara SahgalBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1987
Summer Lightning and Other Stories by Olive SeniorOverall Best Book, 1987
Winter in Jerusalem by Blanche d'AlpugetRunner Up, South East and Pacific, 1987
Heroes by Festus IyayiOverall Best Book, 1988
The Honorary Patron by Jack HodginsBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1988
Inspecting The Vaults by Eric McCormackRunner Up, Caribbean and Canada, 1988
Oracles and Miracles by Stevan Eldred-GriggBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1988
The Passion by Jeanette WintersonRunner Up, South Asia and Europe, 1988
The Sea and Summer by George TurnerOverall Runner Up, 1988
The Setting Sun and the Rolling World by Charles MungoshiRunner Up, Africa, 1988
The Songlines by Bruce ChatwinBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1988
The Carpathians by Janet FrameBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1989
The Lost Father by Marina WarnerOverall Best Book, 1989
Myal by Erna BrodberBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1989
Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi DangarembgaBest Book, Africa, 1989
Ride a Cock Horse by Gillian MearsBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1989
Trotter-nama by I.Allan SealyBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1989
Women of Influence by Bonnie BurnardOverall Best First Book, 1989
The Bay of Contented Men by Robert DreweBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1990
Bone Bird by Darlene Barry QuaifeBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1990
The Great Indian Novel by Shashi TharoorBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1990
The Gunny Sack by M. G. VassanjiBest First Book, Africa, 1990
Harvest of Thorns by Shimmer ChinodyaBest Book, Africa, 1990
Myself and Marco Polo by Paul GriffithsBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1990
Solomon Gursky Was Here by Mordecai RichlerOverall Best Book, 1990
Visitors by John CrannaOverall Best First Book, 1990
Friend of My Youth: Stories by Alice MunroBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1991
The Great World by David MaloufOverall Best Book, 1991
The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar by Syl Cheney-CokerBest Book, Africa, 1991
Our Wife and Other Stories (Malthouse African short stories) by Karen King-AribisalaBest First Book, Africa, 1991
Possession: A Romance by A. S. ByattBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1991
Shape-Shifter by Pauline MelvilleOverall Best First Book, 1991
The story of the year of 1912 in the village of Elza Darzins : a novel by Thea WelshBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1991
The War of Don Emmanuel's Nether Parts by Louis De BernièresBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1991
Changes: a Love Story by Ama Ata AidooBest Book, Africa, 1992
Divina Trace by Robert AntoniOverall Best First Book, 1992
Freedom Song: Three Novels by Amit ChaudhuriBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1992
Grief Child by Lawrence DarmaniBest First Book, Africa, 1992
Ola by Albert WendtBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1992
Señor Vivo and the Coca Lord by Louis De BernièresBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1992
Such a Long Journey by Rohinton MistryOverall Best Book, 1992
The Word Burners (Spinifex Feminist Classics) by Beryl FletcherBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1992
The Ancestor Game by Alex MillerOverall Best Book, 1993
The English Patient by Michael OndaatjeBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1993
Persistent Rumours by Lee LangleyBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1993
Praise by Andrew McGahanBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1993
Satellite City (Longman Caribbean Writers) by Alecia McKenzieBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1993
The Thousand Faces of Night by Githa HariharanOverall Best First Book, 1993
Tides! (Longman African Classics Series) by Isidore OkpewhoBest Book, Africa, 1993
The Case of Emily V by Keith OatleyOverall Best First Book, 1994
The Mule's Foal by Fotini EpanomitisBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1994
The Rape of Sita by Lindsey CollenBest Book, Africa, 1994
Remembering Babylon by David MaloufBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1994
The Roads Are Down (Caribbean Writers Series) by Vanessa SpenceBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1994
The Robber Bride by Margaret AtwoodBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1994
A Suitable Boy by Vikram SethOverall Best Book, 1994
Without a Name by Yvonne VeraAfrica, 1994
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis De BernièresOverall Best Book, 1995
Chorus of Mushrooms by Hiromi GotoBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1995
The Master of Petersburg by J. M. CoetzeeBest Book, Africa, 1995
Newton's Niece by Derek BeavenBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1995
The Riders by Tim WintonBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1995
The River and the Source by Margaret A. OgolaBest First Book, Africa, 1995
Seasonal Adjustments by Adib KhanOverall Best First Book, 1995
A Way in the World by V. S. NaipaulBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1995
Dead sea fruit by Charlotte RandallBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1996
A Fine Balance by Rohinton MistryOverall Best Book, 1996
The Grass Sister by Gillian MearsBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1996
Icefields by Thomas WhartonBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1996
Red Earth and Pouring Rain by Vikram ChandraOverall Best First Book, 1996
Therapy by David LodgeBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1996
Winds of Change by Dene CoetzeeBest First Book, Africa, 1996
Every Man for Himself by Beryl BainbridgeBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1997
Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonaldOverall Best First Book, 1997
Interesting Facts About the State of Arizona by Jeremy PoolmanBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1997
Leaning Towards Infinity by Sue WoolfeBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1997
Salt by Earl LovelaceOverall Best Book, 1997
Under the Tongue by Yvonne VeraBest Book, Africa, 1997
Where We Once Belonged by Sia FigielBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1997
Angel Falls by Tim WynveenOverall Best First Book, 1998
Barney's Version by Mordecai RichlerBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1998
Dance with a Poor Man's Daughter by Pamela JoosteBest First Book, Africa, 1998
Deadset by Emma TomBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1998
Jack Maggs by Peter CareyOverall Best Book, 1998
Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories by Vikram ChandraBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1998
Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra1998
Walking Still by Charles MungoshiBest Book, Africa, 1998
When Memory Dies by Ambalavaner SivanandanBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1998
Aelred's Sin by Lawrence ScottBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 1999
The Clothes of Nakedness (African Writers Series) by Benjamin KwakyeBest First Book, Africa, 1999
Difficult Daughters by Manju KapurBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 1999
The Electrical Field by Kerri SakamotoOverall Best First Book, 1999
Eucalyptus by Murray BailOverall Best Book, 1999
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance by Marion MoltenoBest Book, Africa, 1999
In a Fishbone Church by Catherine ChidgeyBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 1999
Master Georgie by Beryl BainbridgeBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 1999
The Blue Bedspread by Raj Kamal JhaBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2000
Disgrace by J. M. CoetzeeOverall Best Book, 2000
The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman RushdieBest Book, South Asian and Europe, 2000
The Legend of The Rockhills and Other Stories by Funso AiyejinaBest First Book, Africa, 2000
Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain by Jeffrey MooreOverall Best First Book, 2000
Reconnaisance by Kapka KassabovaBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2000
Too Many Men: A Novel by Lily BrettBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2000
What the body remembers by Shauna Singh BaldwinBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2000
Burning Ground by Pearl LukeBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2001
The Company by Arabella EdgeBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2001
The Heart of Redness by Zakes MdaBest Book, Africa, 2001
The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau BadamiBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2001
Super-Cannes by J. G. BallardBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2001
Thirteen Cents by K. Sello DuikerBest First Book, Africa, 2001
True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter CareyOverall Best Book, 2001
White Teeth by Zadie SmithOverall Best First Book, 2001
The 18th Pale Descendant by William MuirBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2002
Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade by Manu HerbsteinOverall Best First Book, 2002
Atonement by Ian McEwanBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2002
Gould's Book of Fish by Richard FlanaganOverall Best Book, 2002
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice MunroBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2002
In the Blue House by Meaghan DelahuntBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2002
Martin Sloane by Michael RedhillBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2002
The Pickup by Nadine GordimerBest Book, Africa, 2002
Haweswater by Sarah HallOverall Best First Book, 2003
Of a Boy by Sonya HartnettBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2003
The Other Side of Silence by André BrinkBest Book, Africa, 2003
The Polished Hoe by Austin ClarkeOverall Best Book, 2003
The Rice Mother by Rani ManickaBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2003
Spies by Michael FraynBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2003
Waiting for an Angel by Helon HabilaBest First Book, Africa, 2003
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark HaddonOverall Best First Book, 2004
Deafening by Frances ItaniBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2004
A Distant Shore by Caryl PhillipsOverall Best Book, 2004
Gardening at Night by Diane AwerbuckBest First Book, Africa, 2004
The Good Doctor by Damon GalgutBest Book, Africa, 2004
The Hamilton Case by Michelle de KretserBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2004
Madame Proust and the Kosher Kitchen by Kate TaylorBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2004
Somewhere, Home by Nada Awar JarrarBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2004
Boy by Lindsey CollenBest Book, Africa, 2005
Natasha: And Other Stories by David BezmozgisBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2005
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieOverall Best First Book, 2005
Runaway by Alice MunroBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2005
The Sari Shop: A Novel by Rupa BajwaBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2005
Small Island by Andrea LevyOverall Best Book, 2005
The White Earth by Andrew McGahanBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2005
Alligator by Lisa MooreBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2006
The Harmony Silk Factory by Tash AwBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2006
Lazy Eye by Donna Daley-ClarkeBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2006
On Beauty by Zadie SmithBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2006
The Secret River by Kate GrenvilleOverall Best Book, 2006
The Sun By Night, a novel by Benjamin KwakyeBest Book, Africa, 2006
Suspended Sentences: Fictions of Atonement by Mark McWattOverall Best First Book, 2006
Tropical Fish: Tales From Entebbe by Doreen BainganaBest First Book, Africa, 2006
All We Have Left Unsaid by Maxine CaseBest First Book, Africa, 2007
The Friends of Meager Fortune by David Adams RichardsBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2007
In the Country of Men by Hisham MatarBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2007
Mister Pip by Lloyd JonesOverall Best Book, 2007
The Native Commissioner by Shaun JohnsonBest Book, Africa, 2007
The Perfect Man: A Novel by Naeem MurrBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2007
Tuvalu by Andrew O'ConnorBest First Novel, South East Asia and Pacific, 2007
Vandal Love by Deni Y. BéchardOverall Best First Book, 2007
The Anatomy of Wings by Karen FoxleeBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2008
Animal's People by Indra SinhaBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2008
The End of the Alphabet by CS RichardsonBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2008
A Golden Age by Tahmima AnamOverall Best First Book, 2008
The Hangman's Game by Karen King-AribisalaBest Book, Africa, 2008
Imagine This by Sade AdeniranBest First Book, Africa, 2008
Someone Knows My Name: A Novel by Lawrence HillOverall Best Book, 2008
The Time We Have Taken by Steven CarrollBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2008
A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed HanifOverall Best First Book, 2009
Good to a Fault by Marina EndicottBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2009
Lost Colours of the Chameleon by Mandla LangaBest Book, Africa, 2009
Reading by Lightning by Joan ThomasBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2009
Say You're One of Them by Uwem AkpanBest First Book, Africa, 2009
The Slap by Christos TsiolkasOverall Best Book, 2009
Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa LahiriBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2009
The year of the Shanghai Shark by Mo Zhi HongBest First Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2009
The Adventures of Vela by Albert WendtBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2010
I Do Not Come to You By Chance by Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniBest First Book, Africa, 2010
The Double Crown: Secret Writings of the Female Pharaoh by Marie HeeseBest Book, Africa, 2010
Galore by Michael CrummeyBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2010
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal MueenuddinBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2010
Siddon Rock by Glenda GuestOverall Best First Book, 2010
Solo by Rana DasguptaOverall Best Book, 2010
Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi MitchellBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2010
Bird Eat Bird by Katrina BestBest First Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2011
Happiness is a four-letter word by Cynthia JeleBest First Book, Africa, 2011
A man melting by Craig CliffOverall Best First Book, 2011
The Memory of Love by Aminatta FornaOverall Best Book, 2011
Room by Emma DonoghueBest Book, Caribbean and Canada, 2011
Sabra Zoo by Mischa HillerBest First Book, South Asia and Europe, 2011
That Deadman Dance by Kim ScottBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2011
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David MitchellBest Book, South Asia and Europe, 2011
Chinaman by Shehan KarunatilakaOverall Best Book, 2012
The Dubious Salvation of Jack V. by Jacques StraussBest Book, Africa, 2012
Me and Mr Booker by Cory TaylorBest Book, South East Asia and Pacific, 2012
Sweetheart by Alecia McKenzieBest book, Caribbean, 2012

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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. See also the Prize website
List of regional winners (pdf)

This page contains the overall winners and the regional winners. See also the shortlist page here.

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