Shehan Karunatilaka wins the 2012 Commonwealth Prize



Shehan Karunatillake wins 2012 Commonwealth Book Prize. Congratulations! Proud of you and of all Sri Lankan authors out there !

“Two major achievements are always identified with Pradeep: He is the person who took a pitch called “the Chinaman” to new heights, a left-handed pitch, a “googly,” which looks as if it will break INTO a right-handed batter on the bounce, but breaks AWAY instead. His other achievement involves a double bounce as it comes in on the batsman, illegal in some games but practiced unofficially”.



Read the announcement and Mary Whipple’s Review.


A cricket ball, photographed by CHI/Ritesh Uttamchandani/Rex Features appears on
Portrait of author from Flickr collection.

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