Man Asian Literary Prize is Awarded to Kyung-Sook Shin

March 15, 2012 | Book Buzz

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Please-look-after-momThe Man Asian Literary Prize  is awarded annually to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in or translated into English. For the first time in its five year history, it has been awarded to a woman.   Kyung-sook Shin was honoured for her novel Please Look After Mom, a story of a family's search for its matriarch after the woman disappears in a crowded subway station in Seoul.  A bestseller in the author's native South Korea, the foreign rights to the book have been sold in 19 countries.


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Man Asian Literary Prize 2011 Shortlist

Dream of ding village 150
Rebirth jahnavi barua 150

Dream of Ding Village by Lianke Yan

The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto

Rebirth by Jahvni Barua
    (Not yet published in Canada)

Slycompany of people who care 150
Wandering falcon 150

River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh

The Sly Company of People who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya

The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad