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Preeta Samarasan on Commonwealth shortlist!

The 2009 South East Asia and Pacific regional short lists for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize have been announced, and FWR contributor Preeta Samarasan’s Evening is the Whole Day made the cut for Best First Book. Congratulations, Preeta!!

Here are the short lists:

Best Book
Aravind Adiga, Between The Assassinations
Helen Garner, The Spare Room
Joan London, The Good Parents
Paula Morris, Forbidden Cities
Christos Tsiolkas, The Slap
Tim Winton, Breath

Best First Book
Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger
Nam Le, The Boat
Mo Zhi Hong, The Year of The Shanghai Shark
Bridget van der Zijpp, Misconduct
Preeta Samarasan, Evening is the Whole Day
Ashley Sievwright, The Shallow End

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