The Story that Must Not be Told by Kavery NambisanThe winner will be announced on Thursday 13 November, 2008 at a ceremony in Hong Kong.
Lost Flamingoes of Bombay by Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi
Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco
Brothers by Yu Hua
The Music Child by Alfred A Yuson
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.