Man Asian Literary Prize
|Man Asian Literary Prize|
|Awarded for||Best novel written by a citizen of an Asian country, either published in English or translated into English|
|Presented by||Man Group|
The Man Asian Literary Prize, founded in 2007, is an annual literary award given to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and published in the previous calendar year. It is awarded to writers who are citizens or residents of one of the following 34 (out of 50) Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Hong Kong or Macau SAR's, The Maldives, The PRC of China, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam. Submissions are invited through publishers who are entitled to each submit two novels by August 31 each year. Entry forms are available from May.
The Man Asian Literary Prize awards USD 30,000 to the author and an additional USD 5,000 to the translator (if any). For the prize of the first three years of its running, from 2007–09, the Man Asian Literary Prize awarded USD 10,000 (author)/ 3,000 USD (translator) to a novel written by an Asian writer of the elective countries, either in English or translated into English, and yet unpublished. Submissions were made by the authors. The reason given by the Prize for the changes introduced in 2010 include the difficulty in finding talented unpublished authors. With the new format, which has shortlisted and winning novels already available to the literary community, media and general public, the Man Asian Literary Prize recognises “the best English works each year by Asian authors and aims to significantly raise international awareness and appreciation of Asian literature.”
The Man Asian Literary Prize was sponsored by Man Group plc., title sponsor of the Man Booker Prize. It was announced in October 2012 that Man Group would no longer sponsor the prize after the 2012 winner was announced in 2013. The award was looking for a new sponsor and in the interim would be called the Asian Literary Prize.
Winners and honorees
Jiang Rong was selected from a short-list of five:
- Jose Dalisay Jr., Soledad's Sister
- Reeti Gadekar, Families at Home
- Nu Nu Yi Inwa, Smile As They Bow
- Jiang Rong, Wolf Totem
- Xu Xi, Habit of a Foreign Sky
Also longlisted in 2007
On 20 July 2007, the Prize announced a list of 23 names:
- Tulsi Badrinath, The Living God
- Sanjay Bahadur, The Sound Of Water
- Kankana Basu, Cappuccino Dusk
- Sanjiv Bhatla, InJustice
- Shahbano Bilgrami, Without Dreams
- Saikat Chakraborty, The Amnesiac
- Xiaolu Guo, 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth
- Ameena Hussein, The Moon in the Water
- Hitomi Kanehara, Autofiction
- N S Madhavan, Litanies of Dutch Battery
- Laxmi Narayan Mishra, The Little God
- Mo Yan, Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out
- Nalini Rajan, The Pangolin’s Tale
- Chiew-Siah Tei, Little Hut of Leaping Fishes
- Shreekumar Varma, Maria’s Room
- Anuradha Vijayakrishnan, Seeing The Girl
- Sujatha Vijayaraghavan, The Silent One
- Egoyan Zheng, Fleeting Light
- Kaveri Nambisan, The Story that Must Not be Told
- Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi, The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay
- Miguel Syjuco, Ilustrado
- Yu Hua, Brothers
- Alfred A. Yuson, The Music Child
Also longlisted in 2008
On 22 July 2008, the Prize announced a list of 21 names:
- Tulsi Badrinath, Melting Love
- Hans Billimoria, Ugly tree
- Ian Casocot, Sugar Land
- Han Dong, Banished
- Anjum Hasan, Neti,Neti
- Daisy Hasan, The To-Let House
- Abdullah Hussein, The Afghan Girl
- Tsutomu Igarashi, To the Temple
- Rupa Krishnan, Something Wicked This Way Comes
- Murong Xuecun, Leave Me Alone, Chengdu
- Sumana Roy, Love in the Chicken's Neck
- Vaibhav Saini, On the Edge of Pandemonium
- Salma, Midnight Tales
- Lakambini Sitoy, Sweet Haven
- Sarayu Srivatsa, The Last Pretense
- Amit Varma, My Friend, Sancho
– The winner for 2009 was Su Tong for The Boat to Redemption.
On 15 October 2009, the Prize announced a shortlist of 5 names:
- Omair Ahmad, Jimmy the Terrorist
- Siddharth Chowdhury, Day Scholar
- Eric Gamalinda, The Descartes Highlands
- Nitasha Kaul, Residue
- Su Tong, The Boat to Redemption
Also longlisted in 2009
On 24 July 2009, the Prize announced a list of 24 names:
- Gopilal Acharya, With a Stone in My Heart
- Kishwar Desai, Witness the Night
- Samuel Ferrer, The Last Gods of Indochine
- Ram Govardhan, Rough with the Smooth
- Kanishka Gupta, History of Hate
- Kameroon Rasheed Ismeer, Memoirs of a Terrorist
- Ratika Kapur, Overwinter
- Mariam Karim, The Bereavement of Agnes Desmoulins
- Karri Sriram, The Autobiography of a Mad Nation
- R. Zamora Linmark, Leche
- Mario I. Miclat, 'Secrets of the Eighteen Mansions
- Clarissa V. Militante, Different Countries
- Varuna Mohite, Omigod
- Dipika Mukherjee, Thunder Demons
- Hena Pillai, Blackland
- Roan Ching-yueh, Lin Xiu-Tzi and her Family
- Edgar Calabia Samar, Eight Muses of the Fall
- K. Srilata, Table for Four
- Oyungerel Tsedevdamba, Shadow of the Red Star
– The winner, Bi Feiyu's Three Sisters, was announced March 17, 2011.
- Bi Feiyu, Three Sisters
- Manu Joseph, Serious Men
- Tabish Khair, The Thing About Thugs
- Kenzaburo Oe, The Changeling
- Yoko Ogawa, Hotel Iris
Also longlisted in 2010
- Upamanyu Chatterjee, Way to Go
- Anosh Irani, Dahanu Road
- Sarita Mandanna, Tiger Hills
- Usha K.R., Monkey-man
- Criselda Yabes, Below the Crying Mountain
- Jamil Ahmad, The Wandering Falcon
- Jahnavi Barua, Rebirth
- Rahul Bhattacharya, The Sly Company of People Who Care
- Amitav Ghosh, River of Smoke
- Shin Kyung-sook, Please Look After Mom
- Yan Lianke, Dream of Ding Village
- Banana Yoshimoto, The Lake
Also longlisted in 2011
- Tahmima Anam, The Good Muslim
- Mahmoud Dowlatabadi, The Colonel
- Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
- Anuradha Roy, The Folded Earth
- Tarun J Tejpal, The Valley of Masks
Shortlist (announced 9 January 2013)
- Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Between Clay and Dust
- Hiromi Kawakami, The Briefcase
- Orhan Pamuk, Silent House
- Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists
- Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis
- Benyamin, Goat Days
- Anjali Joseph, Another Country
- Uzma Aslam Khan, Thinner Than Skin
- Kim Thúy, Ru
- Kim Young-ha, Black Flower
- Nayomi Munaweera, Island of a Thousand Mirrors
- Elif Shafak, Honour
- Sheng Keyi, Northern Girls
- Roma Tearne, The Road To Urbino
- Tie Ning, The Bathing Women
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