Cypriot writer Constantia Soteriou wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize

QUEBEC — Constantia Soteriou of Cyprus has won this year's Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

Soteriou was named the overall winner of the eighth annual prize, which honours unpublished short fiction, at a ceremony in Quebec City on Tuesday.

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She will receive 5,000 British pounds, or about C$8,200, for "Death Customs."

Canadians Hilary Dean and Tyler Keevil made the short list for the award.

Prize organizers also announced that next year's competition will be open to French-language entries.

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