15 Feb '11, 2pm

Hurray for, Kenzaburo Oe, on the shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize (Do you have to be a man?) (via @PD_Smith

Topics: International Economy Government and Policy On Tuesday 15 February 2011, 19:55 SGT Authors from India, China and Japan swept the shortlist for Asia's top literary prize on Tuesday, with a debut novelist and Nobel Prize winner among those vying for the $30,000 award. Manu Joseph grabbed one of five shortlisted spots for The Man Asian Literary Prize with his debut "Serious Men", while Japanese author Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, was also among the finalists for "The Changeling". The story tells of one man's search to find out why his brother-in-law killed himself. In a videoconference from Britain on Tuesday "Brick Lane" author Monica Ali, one of the award's judges, called Joseph's story set in the slums of Mumbai "seriously funny" and "ingenious", while praising Oe for his "rich and complex work". Acclaimed Chinese author Bi Feiyu's "...

Full article: http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/India-China-Japan-sweep-...

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