Shehan Karunatilaka wins the 2012 Commonwealth Prize

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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.

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A cricket ball, photographed by CHI/Ritesh Uttamchandani/Rex Features appears on http://www.guardian.co.uk
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