Monday, November 16, 2009

The MPH-Alliance Bank National Short Story Prize 2009 RESULTS

NOVEMBER 14, 2009: The results of the MPH-Alliance Bank National Short Story Prize 2009 has finally been announced. It has been a long wait, but hopefully one that has been worth the wait!

In the Adult Category, the grand prize was shared between TAN TWAN ENG (for “Some Things Will Remain”), the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of The Gift of Rain, and newcomer IVAN YEO MUN KIT (for “Clutch, Brake, Sellerator”), an advertising copywriter. The other shortlisted writers are Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize-shortlisted author SHIH-LI KOW (for “Pilling Time”), LEE EELEEN (for “The Englishman at Table 19”), ZED ADAM IDRIS (for “The Hunter and the Tigress”), and VINCENT FOO HIAP KHIAN (for “The Cobra’s Mate”).

In the Teen Category, the grand prize went to EMILY JONG CHAI LI (for “The Old Man”). The other shortlisted writers are CHOSITA CHEEPVASARACH (for “Staying and Leaving”), HOW HAN MING (for “Son of the Jungle”), LIAW LI WEE (for “The Domino Effect”), MUHD MUHAIMIN ZULKARNAIN (for “Complications”), and THAM CHUI-JUN (for “Canned Dreams”).



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Eric. I'm just wondering whether MPH will publish the shortlisted stories of both the adult and teen categories in an anthology?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric, a suggestion. We know it's a huge amount of work to put an anthology out and just 12 stories from these 2 categories might be insufficient and an uneven mix for a book. How about a special issue Quill with a pullout of the 12 stories? At least we'll get to read them.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 2:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to read the winning stories too ... preferably in a format where I can get it from overseas :) Maybe an Amazon publishing ebook in addition to the other formats suggested?


Saturday, December 19, 2009 7:52:00 PM  

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