Commonwealth Writers' Prize

Commonwealth Writers' Prize

Posted on November 10 by Helen McLean
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Congratulations to Helen Mclean! Her novel, Significant Things has been short-listed for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean region) The Commonwealth Writers' Prize, one of the world's most prestigious literary awards, is presented annually by the Commonwealth Foundation with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation. The Prize aims to reward the best Commonwealth fiction written in English, by both established and new writers, and to take their works to a global audience, thereby increasing appreciation of and building understanding between cultures. The Prize is fully international in its character, administration and judging. The Prize covers the Commonwealth regions of Africa, the Caribbean and Canada, Europe and South Asia and South East Asia and Pacific. It is a prize that is both regional and global.
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Helen McLean

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014

Helen McLean

Writer and artist Helen McLean was born in Toronto where she now lives. She has exhibited her paintings across Canada, and has been a teacher and a journalist. She is the author of Sketching from Memory (Oberon Press), Of All the Summers (Women's Press), and the acclaimed memoir Details From a Larger Canvas (Dundurn Press).