(No, not that kind of overalls.)
The overall winners for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize were announced last Sunday at the Calabash International Literary Festival in Kingston, Jamaica. I would have been there, but I had pressing business in Miami, Oklahoma.
Overall Best Book
Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones (Penguin)
Overall Best First Book
Vandal Love, by D.Y. Béchard (Doubleday)
Messrs. Jones and Béchard are from New Zealand and Canada, respectively. How Commonwealth is that?