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Kyung-sook Shin Is First Woman to Win Man Asian Literary Prize

Kyung-sook Shin has won the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize for her novel, Please Look After Mom. The South Korean novelist is the first woman to win the award.

Publishers nominated 90 books for the prize, and the final shortlist counted seven books. The Complete Review has more about the winning novel. Translator Chi-Young Kim also received US$5,000.

Here’s more from the release: “Please Look After Mom is a deeply moving story of a family’s search for their mother, who goes missing one afternoon amid the crowds of the Seoul Station subway. It offers the reader an insight into traditional family life in contemporary South Korea and has already sold 1.93m copies in South Korea alone – a country with a population of just under 50m people. Following the shortlisting, the novel is now set to be published in 32 countries.” (Author photo via Lee Byungryul)

 

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Man Asian Literary Prize Longlist: Free Samples

The Man Asian Literary Prize longlist was announced today. For your reading pleasure, we’ve collected links to free samples of the books on the prestigious list.

The shortlist will be revealed in January and the winner will be announced in March.

Here’s more: “The Man Asian Literary Prize was founded in 2007. It is an annual literary award given to the best novel by an Asian writer, either written in English or translated into English, and published in the previous calendar year … The winning author is awarded USD 30,000 and the translator (if any) USD 5,000. Submissions are invited through publishers based in any country.”

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