Australian creator Andrea E Macleod has obtained the 2020 Commonwealth Short Memoir Prize in the Pacific category for her memoir ‘The Art work of Waving’.
Grab Nic Low, representing the Pacific enviornment, talked about Macleod’s memoir is ‘an acute behold in social distance. It’s about slightly one’s surprisingly powerful decision to refuse to wave at other folks, her isolation rising up, and her curiosity about one more outsider that she will be able to very most intelligent notify thru net searches and a hoarding of facts. Andrea Macleod’s memoir is exquisitely crafted, and timely, on condition that reliable now all of our social lives are diminished to waving at chums and strangers alike.’
Unique Zealand writers Catherine Chidgey and Fiona Sussman were moreover shortlisted in the Pacific category.
Macleod now goes into the running for the final Commonwealth Short Memoir Prize, to be launched on 30 June.
Moreover in the running are:
Nigerian creator Innocent Chizaram Ilo for ‘When a Lady Renounces Motherhood’ (Africa)
Indian creator Kritika Pandy for ‘The Huge Indian Tee and Snakes’ (Asia)
UK creator Reyah Martin for ‘Wherever Mister Jensen Went’ (Canada and Europe)
Jamaican creator Brian S Heap for ‘Mafootoo’ (Caribbean).
The five regional winners every receive £2500 (A$4880) and their experiences shall be revealed on-line by Granta in the lead-as much as the announcement of the final winner.
The Commonwealth Short Memoir Prize is awarded annually for the true share of unpublished rapid fiction from the Commonwealth and is originate to experiences in Bengali, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan, Swahili, Tamil, and Turkish.
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