Twenty Thousand Pounds of Prizes

Paul Verhaeghen (Omega Minor, Dalkey Archive) takes the 2008 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize–and gives the 10,000-pound check to the ACLU. Here’s why.

Lawrence Hill (The Book of Negroes, HarperCollins Canada) wins the 2008 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, wonders why everyone is looking expectantly at his 10,000-pound check.

(Or, if you prefer, cheque.)



About the Author:

Keir Graff is Executive Editor of Booklist Publications and the author of five books. His most recent is the middle-grade novel, The Other Felix (2011). Follow him on Twitter at @Booklist_Keir.

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