Honouring strong new voices from around the world, the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is a global award, open to unpublished as well as published writers, with a truly international judging panel. This global anthology presents the winner of the 2014 Short Story Prize, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s “Let’s Tell This Story Properly,” alongside some of the most promising and original stories entered for the prize during the past three years by emerging writers across the literary landscape of the world. Gathered from over ten thousand entries, the selected stories are provocative, rich in flair and ambition, and push the boundaries of fiction into fresh territory.

Grandmother is by Singapore’s Yu-Mei Balasingamchow.


Commonwealth Short Story Prize

About the Authors

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Posted by Kendra on September 29, 2015

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Yu-Mei Balasingamchow lives in Singapore and writes about history, travel, and culture in Asia. She is the co-author of Singapore: A Biography, which received a gold prize at the Asia Pacific Publishers Association Awards in 2010 and was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2010.

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, OBE, editor, critic, and broadcaster, is former deputy editor of Granta magazine, series editor for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize, and the deputy chair of the Caine Prize for African Writing. She served as a judge for the 2015 Man Booker Prize panel. She lives in London, England.