Commonwealth Writers' Prize: Best First Book

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The Commonwealth Foundation established the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1987 to encourage and reward the upsurge of new Commonwealth fiction and ensure that works of merit reach a wider audience outside their country of origin.

  1. 1989
    Women of Influence
    by Bonnie Burnard

  2. 1990
    Visitors
    by John Cranna

  3. 1991
    Shape-shifter (Picador Books)
    by Pauline Melville

  4. 1992
    Divina Trace
    by Robert Antoni

  5. 1993
    The Thousand Faces of Night
    by Githa Hariharan

  6. 1994
    ?
    The Case of Emily V.
    by Keith Oatley

  7. 1995
    ?
    Seasonal Adjustments
    by Adib Khan

  8. 1996
    Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel
    by Vikram Chandra

  9. 1997
    Fall On Your Knees (Oprah's Book Club)
    by Ann-Marie MacDonald

  10. 1998
    Angel Falls
    by Tim Wynveen

  11. 1999
    The Electrical Field: A Novel
    by Kerri Sakamoto

  12. 2000
    Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain
    by Jeffrey Moore

  13. 2001
    White Teeth: A Novel
    by Zadie Smith

  14. 2002
    Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade
    by Manu Herbstein

  15. 2003
    Haweswater
    by Sarah Hall

  16. 2004
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    by Mark Haddon

  17. 2005
    Purple Hibiscus: A Novel
    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  18. 2006
    Suspended Sentences: Fictions of Atonement
    by Mark McWatt

  19. 2007
    Vandal Love
    by D. Y. Bechard

  20. 2008
    A Golden Age
    by Tahmima Anam

  21. 2009
    A Case of Exploding Mangoes
    by Mohammed Hanif

  22. 2010
    Siddon Rock
    by Glenda Guest

  23. 2011
    Man Melting, A

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