Newman Prize for Chinese Literature
|Newman Prize for Chinese Literature|
Inaugural winner Mo Yan
|Country||United States of America|
|Presented by||University of Oklahoma|
The Newman Prize for Chinese Literature was established in 2008 by Peter Gries, director of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma. The first major American award for Chinese literature, the Newman Prize is awarded every two years. It is granted solely on the basis of literary merit, and any living author writing in Chinese is eligible for recommendation. The Prize honors Harold J. and Ruth Newman, whose generosity enabled the establishment of the OU Institute for US-China Issues.
Nominations and ceremony
Nominations for candidates and the selection of the winner are both handled by an international jury of distinguished experts, based on a transparent voting process. The winner is awarded US $10,000 and a plaque, and is invited to the University of Oklahoma to participate in an award ceremony and academic activities.
Winners and nominees
|Mo Yan||Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out|
|Yan Lianke||Dream of Ding Village|
|Jin Yong||The Deer and the Cauldron|
|Wang Anyi||The Song of Everlasting Sorrow|
|Chu T’ien-hsin||The Old Capital (古都)|
|Wang Meng||The Transformer (活动变人形)|
|Ning Ken||The City of Masks (蒙面之城)|
|Han Shaogong||A Dictionary of Maqiao|
|Yu Hua||Chronicle of a Blood Merchant|
|Li Ang||The Lost Garden (迷園)|
|Ge Fei||Peach Blossom Beauty (人面桃花)|
|Su Tong||The Boat to Redemption (河岸)|
|Chu T’ien-wen||Fin-de-Siècle Splendor (世紀末的華麗)|
|Dai Jinhua||Wang Anyi||Reality and Fiction (纪实与虚构)|
The University of Oklahoma is regarded as one of the foremost centers for studying world literature. It is home to the journals World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today, and also awards the biennial Neustadt International Prize for Literature.