Press release: 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize regional winners announced

Five short-story writers from Namibia, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Scotland and Australia, ranging in age from 26 to 48 years, have been recognised for “captivating” stories that tackle themes of exploitation, social justice, exclusion and belonging ‒ as well as family, myth-making, and the ongoing legacy of two powerful matriarchs. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction from any of the Commonwealth’s 54 member states.