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Late entry for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize closes on December 31, and short listed persons will be announced next February.
The two overall winners for Best Book and Best First Book, will be announced at the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival (AWRF) in New Zealand on May 16, 2009.
The Commonwealth Prize is an annual presentation of the Commonwealth Foundation and it aims to reward the best of Commonwealth fiction written in English, by both established and new writers from across the 53 countries of the Commonwealth, and to take their works to a global audience.
Judging takes place in two phases, with panels in four regions – Africa; Canada and the Caribbean; Europe and South Asia; and South-East Asia and the Pacific – choosing two winners in the Best Book and Best First Book categories. These eight regional winners each receive

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