The Girl Who Played Go

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The Girl Who Played Go
The Girl Who Played Go book cover.JPG
2003 English Translation Cover
Authors Shan Sa, translated by Adriana Hunter
Country France
Language French, translated to English
Published 2001, English translation 2003
Media type Print
Pages 280 pp
ISBN 0-099-49079-X

The Girl Who Played Go is a 2001 French novel, original published as La Joueuse de Go, by Shan Sa set during the Japanese occupation of Manchuria. It tells the story of a 16-year-old Chinese girl who is exceptionally good at the game of Go, and her games with a young Japanese officer. It was translated into English in 2003[1] and has been translated into 32 languages in total.[2]

The novel won a number of prizes, including the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens (Prix Goncourt of the High-school students) in 2001 and the Kiriyama Prize for fiction in 2004.[3]


  1. ^ Bantick, Christopher The Girl Who Played Go May 17, 2003 Sydney Morning Herald Retrieved September 10, 2015
  2. ^ Shan Sa LinkedIn page Retrieved September 10, 2015
  3. ^ Kiriyama Prize - 2004 Winners and Finalists Retrieved September 10, 2015