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Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Man Asian Literary Prize 2008 Longlist

This is the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008 ie. the best unpublished Asian novel for the written year. The rules state that Asian actually means the residency and citizenship of the author and not the setting of the novel manuscript itself.
Writers from the Indian sub-continent so easily rule the list followed by 4 nominations from the Phillippines.

To study each author's profile and view their photographs, please click HERE instead.

Talk about a wicked deadline. Amit Varma (India) of My Friend,Sancho blogs HERE with more in-depth truth than you can imagine. :-)

Tulsi Badrinath, “Melting Love”
Hans Billimoria, “Ugly Tree”
Ian Rosales Casocot, “Sugar Land”
Han Dong, “Banished!”
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”
Kavery Nambisan, “The Story that Must Not be Told”
Sumana Roy, “Love in the Chicken’s Neck”
Vaibhav Saini, “On the Edge of Pandemonium”
Salma, “Midnight Tales”
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, “Lost Flamingoes of Bombay”
Lakambini A. Sitoy, “Sweet Haven”
Sarayu Srivatsa, “The Last Pretence”
Miguel Syjuco, “Ilustrado”
Amit Varma, “My Friend, Sancho”
Yu Hua, “Brothers”
Alfred A. Yuson, “The Music Child”

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