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Random House, Inc. Books Win Commonwealth Writer's Prize

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Several Random House, Inc. titles have been awarded the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Regional Prizes went to Lloyd Jones' Mister Pip for South East Asia and the South Pacific, and both Naeem Murr's The Perfect Man and Hisham Matar's In the Country of Men won the Europe and South Asia prize for Best Book and Best First Book, respectively. Awarded by the Commonwealth Foundation, the annual honor celebrates outstanding writing that makes "a significant contribution to contemporary writing in English." Additional shortlisted titles for Best Book are as follows:

Regional Africa:
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong'o

Regional Canada and the Caribbean:
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro

Regional Europe and South Asia:
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Click here for a complete listing of the 2007 Commonwealth Writer's Prize winners and nominees.

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