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Friday, 13 July 2007

2006 Guyana Prize shortlists

The shortlists for the 2006 Guyana Prizes for Literature have been announced, according to an article in the Stabroek News.

On the shortlist for the best fiction prize: Cyril Dabydeen's Drums of My Flesh; Mark McWatt's Suspended Sentences (which won a Commonwealth Writers' Prize last year; the Guyana Prizes are biennial); and Ryhaan Shah's A Silent Life.

On the best book of poetry shortlist: Cyril Dabydeen again, for Imaginary Origins; Elly Niland's Cornerstones, and Berkley Semple's The Solo Flyer.

The best drama shortlist: Ronan Blaze's For Love of Aidana Soraya and Michael Gilkes's Last of the Redmen.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 23 August in Georgetown. This is the twentieth anniversary of the Guyana Prizes--still the only national book prizes in the Anglophone Caribbean.

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