Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Chinese, Philippino, Indian Authors on Man Asian Shortlist

Oops. Missed announcing the shortlist for the Man Asian Prize which this year features two Chinese, two Indian, and two Philippino authors. The finalists are :
The Story that Must Not be Told by Kavery Nambisan
Lost Flamingoes of Bombay by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Brothers by Yu Hua
The Music Child by Alfred A Yuson
The winner will be announced on Thursday 13 November, 2008 at a ceremony in Hong Kong.

You can find out more about the authors and read extracts from each book here. See also Alison Flood's article in the Guardian.

Malaysian authors are of course eligible to enter the prize, so if you have a manuscript nearing completion, do consider sending it in for next year's competition.


Rob Spence said...

Where's Preeta? Surprised that she wasn't in the running.

Rani said...

Bite my tongue for not being able to attend your creative writing course, at a short notice!

Aravin said...

yeah, rob. sharon, any specific reason why evening is the whole day is not in the running.

bibliobibuli said...

rob , aravin - it wasn't entered by the publisher as far as i know. also the novel should be in manuscript form and unpublished so it is a blessing for those who have yet to find a publisher.

rani - there will be a next one. keep your eyes on BC website