Jamaican writer, Marlon James has been named on the shortlist for best first novel in the 2006 Commonwealth Writers Prize, having presented his debut novel, ‘John Crow’s Devil’. The shortlist for four regions in the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize was announced on January 23. Marlon James is among the five writers selected in the Canada/Caribbean region for best first book.
Regional winners will be announced on February 6 and will enter the final stage of the 20th Commonwealth Writers Prize, the international award for outstanding fiction, which will be decided by a panel made up of the four regional Chairpersons in Melbourne, Australia and announced on March 14. The author of Overall Best Book will be awarded