Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mister Pip and The Fragile Edge win the 2008 Kiriyama Prize

NEW ZEALANDER Lloyd Jones’s Mister Pip (Text Publishing, Australia; Knopf Canada; Penguin Books, New Zealand; John Murray, U.K.; and The Dial Press, U.S.) has been declared the winner of the 2008 Kiriyama Prize for Fiction while journalist and documentary-maker Julia Whitty’s The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific (Houghton Mifflin, U.S.) won for Nonfiction.

Jones’s novel has already won the 2007 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best Book in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region and was shortlisted for the 2007 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.

“A good writer is a good reader. Everything you need to know is already out there.” Lloyd Jones


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