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Global First As Young Eswatini Writer Ntsika Kota Wins 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 5:46 am | Commonwealth Foundation

29-year-old newcomer makes history as first winner from Eswatini Kota’s story ‘and the earth drank deep’ depicts a group of hunter-gatherers encountering threats from wild animals, disease and unexpected death Winning story praised for ‘putting ... More >>

2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Regional Winners Announced

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:52 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

Authors from Eswatini, Singapore and St Vincent and the Grenadines win for the first time Judges praise ‘cornucopia of riches’ as stories cover ambitious range of topics Environmental and social justice themes dominate Social and environmental ... More >>

2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist Announced

Monday, 25 April 2022, 6:02 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

World’s most global literature prize features writers from St Vincent and the Grenadines, Papua New Guinea, Gibraltar and eSwatini shortlisted for the first time Judges hail 'memorable and urgent stories that captured the concerns of their respective ... More >>

Judges Announced For 10th Annual Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 7:21 am | Commonwealth Foundation

Zoë Wicomb. South African novelist and critic Zoë Wicomb will chair an international panel of judges for the 10th Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Her fellow judges, drawn from the five regions of the Commonwealth, are Nigerian author A. Igoni Barrett (Africa), ... More >>

2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Shortlist Announced: 2 NZ Authors On Shortlist

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 6:45 am | Commonwealth Foundation

Twenty outstanding stories have been shortlisted by an international judging panel for the world’s most global literature prize. The writers come from 15 countries across the Commonwealth including, for the first time, The Gambia. Often humorous ... More >>

The 2015 Commonwealth Foundation grants call is open

Friday, 9 January 2015, 11:23 am | Commonwealth Foundation

The Commonwealth Foundation has launched a call for grant applications to support sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation across the Commonwealth. • Open to ... More >>

2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize Open for entry 1 October

Friday, 27 September 2013, 11:55 am | Commonwealth Foundation

This year Commonwealth Writers turns its focus solely on the Commonwealth Short Story Prize as a unique award. The short story is an accessible form for writers across the Commonwealth who are able to enter from countries where there is little or no ... More >>

New Zealand triumphs in Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Thursday, 23 May 2013, 2:49 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

The Commonwealth Foundation has announced the regional winners for the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Representing Africa, Asia, Canada & Europe, Caribbean, and the Pacific regions, these writers will now compete to become ... More >>

New Zealand hosts the launch of Commonwealth Shorts

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 11:07 am | Commonwealth Foundation

Film-makers from across the Commonwealth will gather in Auckland to premiere five short films on the theme of relationships. The one documentary and four dramas explore migration, indigenous rights and same-sex relationships. More >>

Sonia Gandhi urges Commonwealth to include women in debate

Friday, 18 March 2011, 11:02 am | Commonwealth Foundation

Sonia Gandhi urges Commonwealth to spearhead inclusion of women in global climate change debate More >>

Public Service Reform in the Pacific

Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 10:10 am | Commonwealth Foundation

Heads of Cabinet Offices and Public Service Secretaries in the Pacific will hone their skills in strategic leadership and effective management at a Commonwealth forum in the Cook Islands. The four-day forum in Rarotonga which begins on 21 February ... More >>

Commonwealth Writers' Prize 2011 Shortlist

Friday, 11 February 2011, 10:54 am | Commonwealth Foundation

The Commonwealth Writers' Prize, internationally recognised for its role in celebrating ground-breaking works from both new and established writers, has today revealed the literary icons of tomorrow in the South East Asia and Pacific regional shortlist ... More >>

Samoa Asks NZ To Chair Workshop

Saturday, 3 October 2009, 12:29 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

New Zealand will chair an international parliamentary workshop to assist the Samoan parliamentary delegation which has returned home together with the Speaker of the Tongan Parliament from the 55th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held ... More >>

NZer Wins Commonwealth Writers’ Prize

Thursday, 12 March 2009, 2:41 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

NZer Mo Zhi Hong Wins Best First Book Regional Prize New Zealand’s Mo Zhi Hong takes Best First Book Prize for South East Asia and the South Pacific. Regional winners for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and Best First Book have ... More >>

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2009

Thursday, 19 February 2009, 2:14 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

Aravind Adiga makes it a double with nominations for Best Book and Best First Book in South East Asia and the Pacific. More >>

Shortlists for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2009

Wednesday, 18 February 2009, 3:45 pm | Commonwealth Foundation

The shortlists for the 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book and Best First Book have been announced today in London. The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, a much valued and sought-after award, aims to reward the best Commonwealth fiction ... More >>

Stigma kills as much as HIV and AIDS

Tuesday, 2 December 2008, 9:24 am | Commonwealth Foundation

The Pan Commonwealth civil society network for HIV and AIDS is rallying civil society leaders at all levels to speak up on the ongoing battle to end stigma and discrimination on World AIDS Day, 1 December. More >>

Moves To Improve Migration Of Health Workers

Saturday, 15 November 2008, 10:58 am | Commonwealth Foundation

Inter-governmental organisation, the Commonwealth Foundation, in collaboration with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Medical Association, stands to improve the state of Commonwealth healthcare by strengthening the local professional ... More >>