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May 28, 2007

Mister Pip

Filed under: author,awards,books — by Richard Davies @ 9:17 am

The Commonwealth Writers Prize has gone to a Kiwi author Lloyd Jones.

The book, Mister Pip, is set in Papua New Guinea during civil unrest in the 1990s. It tells of a man who educates a small village by reading them Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, and of a girl who is enchanted by the story. The award acclaims writers born in former British colonies and is worth £10,000.

I have no idea whether Lloyd is a man or a woman – if anyone can help, please let me know.

1 Comment »

  1. Man. Saw a picture in one of the online articles.

    Comment by Debbie — May 30, 2007 @ 11:41 am |Reply

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