Monday, 28 May 2007

Lloyd Jones wins the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Overall Best Book Award 2007, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The book is Mister Pip, which I've not yet read. The story was posted at 3.12pm today and is by-lined 'Agencies'.

The New Zealand Herald which, my erstwhile colleague assured me, is that nation's premier newspaper, has no news. (It does have several stories about a writer's festival currently on in Auckland.)

Nor does The Guardian mention Jones' win, it, too, caught up in a writer's festival (at Hay in Wales). Nor The Times. Nor The Australian.

Which goes to prove that the SMH is a world-class broadsheet.

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