Man Asian Literary Prize
|Man Asian Literary Prize|
|Awarded for||Best novel written by a citizen of one of select Asian countries, either published in English or translated into English|
|Presented by||Man Group|
The Man Asian Literary Prize was an annual literary award between 2007 and 2012, 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, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Maldives, 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.
From 2010 to 2012, the Man Asian Literary Prize awarded 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 to 2009, 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to a novel written by an Asian writer of the elective countries, either in English or translated into English, and yet unpublished.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 The reason given by the Prize for the changes introduced in 2010 include the difficulty in finding talented unpublished authors.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.
Winners and honorees
|Year||Result||Author||Work||Original language & translator(s)|
|Winner||Jiang Rong||Wolf Totem (狼图腾)||Chinese (Howard Goldblatt)|
|Jose Dalisay Jr.||Soledad's Sister|
|Reeti Gadekar||Families at Home|
|Nu Nu Yi||Smile As They Bow
(ပြုံး၍လည်း ကန်တော့ခံတော်မူပါ၊ ရယ်၍လည်း ကန်တော့ခံတော်မူပါ)
|Burmese (Alfred Birnbaum, Thi Thi Aye)|
|Xu Xi||Habit of a Foreign Sky|
|Longlist||Tulsi Badrinath||The Living God|
|Sanjay Bahadur||The Sound Of Water|
|Kankana Basu||Cappuccino Dusk|
|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 (オートフィクション)||Japanese (David James Karashima)|
|N. S. Madhavan||Litanies of Dutch Battery
|Malayalam (Rajesh Rajamohan)|
|Laxmi Narayan Mishra||The Little God|
|Mo Yan||Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out (生死疲劳)||Chinese (Howard Goldblatt)|
|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|
|Kavery Nambisan||The Story that Must Not be Told|
|Siddharth Shanghvi||The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay|
|Yu Hua||Brothers (兄弟)||Chinese (Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, Carlos Rojas)|
|Alfred Yuson||The Music Child|
|Tulsi Badrinath||Melting Love|
|Hans Billimoria||Ugly tree|
|Ian Casocot||Sugar Land|
|Han Dong||Banished! (扎根)||Chinese (Nicky Harman)|
|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 (成都，今夜请将我遗忘)||Chinese (Harvey Thomlinson)|
|Sumana Roy||Love in the Chicken's Neck|
|Vaibhav Saini||On the Edge of Pandemonium|
|Lakambini Sitoy||Sweet Haven|
|Sarayu Srivatsa||The Last Pretense|
|Amit Varma||My Friend, Sancho|
|Winner||Su Tong||The Boat to Redemption (河岸)||Chinese (Howard Goldblatt)|
|Omair Ahmad||Jimmy the Terrorist|
|Siddhartha Chowdhury||Day Scholar|
|Eric Gamalinda||The Descartes Highlands|
|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|
|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|
|Dipika Mukherjee||Thunder Demons|
|Roan Ching-yueh||Lin Xiu-Tzi and her Family|
|Edgar Calabia Samar||Eight Muses of the Fall
(Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog)
|Filipino (Mikael de Lara Co, Sasha Martinez)|
|K. Srilata||Table for Four|
|Oyungerel Tsedevdamba||Shadow of the Red Star|
|Winner||Bi Feiyu||Three Sisters (玉米)||Chinese (Howard Goldblatt, Sylvia Li-chun Lin)|
|Manu Joseph||Serious Men|
|Tabish Khair||The Thing About Thugs|
|Kenzaburō Ōe||The Changeling (取り替え子)||Japanese (Deborah Boliver Boehm)|
|Yōko Ogawa||Hotel Iris (ホテル・アイリス)||Japanese (Stephen Snyder)|
|Longlist||Upamanyu Chatterjee||Way to Go|
|Anosh Irani||Dahanu Road|
|Sarita Mandanna||Tiger Hills|
|Criselda Yabes||Below the Crying Mountain|
|Winner||Shin Kyung-sook||Please Look After Mom (엄마를 부탁해)||Korean (Chi-young Kim)|
|Jamil Ahmad||The Wandering Falcon|
|Rahul Bhattacharya||The Sly Company of People Who Care|
|Amitav Ghosh||River of Smoke|
|Yan Lianke||Dream of Ding Village (丁庄梦)||Chinese (Cindy Carter)|
|Banana Yoshimoto||The Lake (みずうみ)||Japanese (Michael Emmerich)|
|Tahmima Anam||The Good Muslim|
|Mahmoud Dowlatabadi||The Colonel (زوال کلنل)||Persian (Tom Patterdale)|
|Haruki Murakami||1Q84||Japanese (Jay Rubin, Philip Gabriel)|
|Anuradha Roy||The Folded Earth|
|Tarun Tejpal||The Valley of Masks|
|Winner||Tan Twan Eng||The Garden of Evening Mists|
|Musharraf Ali Farooqi||Between Clay and Dust|
|Hiromi Kawakami||The Briefcase (センセイの鞄)||Japanese (Allison Powell)|
|Orhan Pamuk||Silent House (Sessiz Ev)||Turkish (Robert Finn)|
|Benyamin||Goat Days (ആടുജീവിതം)||Malayalam (Joseph Koyippally)|
|Anjali Joseph||Another Country|
|Uzma Aslam Khan||Thinner Than Skin|
|Kim Thúy||Ru||French (Sheila Fischman)|
|Kim Young-ha||Black Flower (검은 꽃)||Korean (Charles La Shure)|
|Nayomi Munaweera||Island of a Thousand Mirrors|
|Sheng Keyi||Northern Girls: Life Goes On (北妹)||Chinese (Shelly Bryant)|
|Roma Tearne||The Road to Urbino|
|Tie Ning||The Bathing Women (大浴女)||Chinese (Hongling Zhang, Jason Sommer)|
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