Friday, October 26, 2007

2007 Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist

FIVE NOVELS have been shortlisted for the first Man Asian Literary Prize on October 25, 2007. A longlist was announced on Friday, July 20, 2007. Writers from India dominated the 23-title longlist with 11 titles. The Man Asian Literary Prize aims to recognise the best of new Asian literature and to bring it to the attention of the world literary community. The prize is sponsored by the Man Group, the same company that sponsors Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Asian novels not yet published in English are eligible for this prize.

1. Soledad’s Sister / Jose Dalisay, Jr.
2. Families at Home / Reeti Gadekar
3. Smile As They Bow / Nu Nu Yi Inwa
4. Wolf Totem / Jiang Rong
5. Habit of a Foreign Sky / Xu Xi

The winner of the first Man Asian Literary Prize will be awarded on November 10, 2007 in Hong Kong


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