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.