Maggie Harris is the regional winner for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014. Her story ‘Sending for Chantal’ has won the prize for the Caribbean region and is being considered for the overall prize. This is not the first time that Maggie has won a major prize; her poetry collection Limbolands won the Guyana Prize for Literature in 2000. Maggie says:
I am overwhelmed and thrilled to receive this acknowledgement of my work, and to represent the Caribbean. A writer’s life is full of ups and downs and I am very grateful to be granted this fantastic opportunity to share my writing with a wider audience. The story of Chantal is one that I have carried in my mind for a very long time.
Maggie Harris’s collection on short stories, Canterbury Tales on a Cockcrow Morning, is available from Cultured Llama, with a second collection In Margate by Lunchtime forthcoming this summer. Click on Canterbury Tales on a Cockcrow Morning to buy for £10 plus p&p.