Sunday, November 11, 2007

First Winner of the 2007 Man Asian Literary Prize

Hong Kong, November 10, 2007: A panel of three internationally acclaimed authors and experienced literary judges named Jiang Rong winner of the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel Wolf Totem.

Adrienne Clarkson, Chair of the judges for the inaugural prize praised Wolf Totem: “A panoramic novel of life on the Mongolian grasslands during the Cultural Revolution, this masterly work is also a passionate argument about the complex interrelationship between nomads and settlers, animals and human beings, nature and culture. The slowly developing narrative is rendered in vivid detail and has a powerful cumulative effect. A book like no other. Memorable.”

Wolf Totem has been translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt.


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