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Commonwealth Writers Announces Regional Winners for 2014 Short Story Prize - promoting strongest new stories from across the Commonwealth
The panel is made up of Romesh Gunesekera (Chair), Urvashi Butalia, Rana Dasgupta and Palash Krishna Mehrotra. These writers delight and provoke with their craftsmanship, moving through many worlds in the briefest length of words. They will look at what the short story can achieve, how it breaks expectations, and the power of the format to change minds.
The Commonwealth Foundation offers its condolences to the people and Government of South Africa at the passing of Nelson Mandela.
In his death as much as during his life he has united us as an enduring symbol of justice, dignity and magnanimity.
At this time we are reminded of his words: "The Commonwealth makes the world safe for diversity." This remains an aspiration as much as it was an observation. This moment is an opportunity for us to reflect on that and re-dedicate ourselves to its pursuit.
Sir Paul Godwin Scoon, GCMG, GCVO, OBE, former Deputy Director of the Commonwealth Foundation has died aged 78.
'As former Commonwealth Governor-General, Sir Paul faced more challenging times than many of his contemporaries,' said Vijay Krishnarayn, Director of the Commonwealth Foundation. 'He was rightfully dubbed 'Grenada’s saviour' at a crucial time in the country’s history'.