Wednesday, February 27, 2008

2008 Kiriyama Prize for Fiction and Nonfiction

THE SHORTLIST for the 2008 Kiriyama Prize for Fiction and Nonfiction has been announced with writers hailing from Australia, China, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and the U.S. Though eligible writers can be from anywhere in the world, books that are considered for the prize must be available in English and published in the U.S. or Canada. The annual Kiriyama Prize recognises and awards outstanding books that promote greater understanding of and among the nations of the Pacific Rim and of South Asia.

The 2008 Kiriyama Prize finalists are:

1. Mister Pip / Lloyd Jones (Text Publishing, Australia; Knopf Canada; Penguin Books, New Zealand; John Murray, UK; and The Dial Press, U.S.)
2. The Complete Stories / David Malouf (Pantheon, U.S.)
3. The Last Chinese Chef / Nicole Mones (Houghton Mifflin, U.S.)
4. Mosquito / Roma Tearne (HarperCollins, Canada and U.K.)
5. I Love Dollars / Zhu Wen (trans. from the Chinese by Julia Lovell) (Columbia University Press, U.S.)

1. The Father of All Things: A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam / Tom Bissell (Pantheon, U.S.)
2. East Wind Melts the Ice / Lisa Dalby (University of California Press, U.S.; Vintage Books, U.K.)
3. India After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy / Ramachandra Guha (Ecco/HarperCollins, U.S.; Macmillan, U.K.)
4. The Talented Women of the Zhang Family / Susan Mann (University of California Press, U.S.)
5. The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific / Julia Whitty (Houghton Mifflin, U.S.)

Winners will be announced on April 1, 2008


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