Man Asian Literary Prize is Awarded to Kyung-Sook Shin
The 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 by Lianke Yan
The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto
Rebirth by Jahvni Barua
(Not yet published in Canada)
River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
The Sly Company of People who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya
The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad