Posted by: Lisa Hill | May 22, 2012

Cory Taylor wins 2012 Commonwealth Writers Prize Pacific Region

Me and Mr Booker Congratulations to Cory Taylor and the Text Publishing company for winning the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Pacific Region) with Me and Mr Booker.

The other regional winners were

Regional Winner, Africa
Jacques Strauss, South Africa The Dubious Salvation of Jack V, Jonathan Cape

Regional Winner, Asia
Shehan Karunatilaka, Sri Lanka, Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew, Random House

Regional Winner, Canada and Europe
Riel Nason, Canada, The Town that Drowned, Goose Lane Editions

Regional Winner, Caribbean
Alecia McKenzie, Jamaica, Sweetheart, Peepal Tree Press


  1. I read Me and Mr Booker last year. It was a fascinating and interesting read, but it lacked something. I can’t put my finger on it. The story is very sad and none of the characters are admirable. I know I should sympathize with Martha, but I found it very difficult to do so.


    • It will be interesting to see if it goes on to win the main prize.
      I must admit that I am sorry to see the end of the previous Best Book prize. It was one of the few prizes that was sourced from the best around the globe and having it replaced with debut fiction doesn’t really entice me to read the winner.


  2. Congratulations to all the prize winners.


    • Thanks! Looking forrward to seeing reviews of the African winner on your blog!


  3. I’m looking forward to reading Cory’s book. Congrats on a terrific blog – so much wonderful info here…


    • Hello Kirsten, and welcome to ANZ LitLovers! Thank you for your kind words:)


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