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Bi Feiyu Wins the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize

Chinese novelist Bi Feiyu (pictured, via) has won the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel, Three Sisters. The author accepted the award and $30,000 in prize money during a ceremony held in Hong Kong.

The novel’s translators, Howard Goldblatt and Sylvia Li-chun Lin, split a $5,000 award. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt published an English translation of Three Sisters last August.

Here’s more from the press release: “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 judges choose a longlist of 10 to 15 titles announced in December, followed by a shortlist of 5 to 6 titles announced in February, and a winner is awarded in March.” (via Shelf Awareness)

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Longlist for “Asian Booker”

CBC reports that twenty-three candidates, including a leading 11 from India, are up for the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize, worth $10,000 US. The award is backed by the same company that sponsors the prestigious Man Booker Prize, open to published authors from Britain, Ireland or the Commonwealth of former British colonies. The shortlist will be announced in October, and the award given out on November 10.

Peter Gordon, chair of the prize, says the 243 submissions came from almost every country in Asia. “This first year’s submissions exceed our expectations both in quantity and breadth,” said Gordon in a statement released Saturday. In an unusual move for a literary prize, authors may also submit their unpublished works online. “It makes the prize very, very interesting,” Gordon said on The Word, a BBC Radio program.