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April 24, 2013

Harold Fry on Commonwealth Book Prize shortlist


The Great Agony and Pure Laughter of the Gods | By Charlotte Williams

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Transworld), longlisted for the Man Booker, is one of three UK debuts shortlisted for the £10,000 Commonwealth Book Prize.

The Death of Bees by Lisa O’Donnell (Windmill), a tale of two sisters after the death of their parents, and The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood (Simon & Schuster), a story set among Cambridge students, also make the shortlist.

Indian novel Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil, published in the UK by Faber, is also shortlisted; the book was shortlisted for the Man Booker last year.

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  1. Reblogged this on LibraryDenizens and commented:
    The Community Library currently holds many books that have been selected for the Commonwealth Book Prize shortlist. Come by the library and sample books by Rachel Joyce, Lisa O’Donnell, Jeet Thayil, Naomi Benaron, and many others!


    Comment by Librarydenizen at The Community Library — April 25, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

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