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Commonwealth Foundation’s Literary Prize 2012

June 18, 2012

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This  year’s Commonwealth Foundation’s Literary Prizes were won by Shehan Karunatilaka and Emma Martin. While Sri Lankan author, Karunatilaka received the Commonwealth Book Prize 2012 for his debut novel ‘Chinaman: The Legend of Pradeep Mathew’; Emma Martin from New Zealand won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012 for ‘Two Girls in a Boat’. The awards […]

Man Asian Literary Prize Winner 2011

March 16, 2012

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South Korean novelist, Kyung-sook Shin became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize, Asia’s most prestigious award for writers, for her novel ‘Please Look After Mom’. She received the amount of US$30,000 at the black tie dinner at The Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. The translator of the novel is Chi-Young Kim. […]

Man Asian Literary Prize Dinner Event

March 10, 2012

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The winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2011 will be announced on 15 March, 2012. Razia Iqbal is the Chair Judge. The other judges are, Vikas Swarup, the author of ‘Q&A’, the book on which the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ was based; Chang-rae Lee, a Pulitzer-prize finalist who authored ‘The Surrendered’. The 2011 Shortlist is […]

Seven novels make Man Asian Literary Prize’s strongest shortlist

March 10, 2012

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An unprecedented seven novels have been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize, Chair Judge Razia Iqbal announced today. Speaking at a press conference at Man Group offices in London, Ms. Iqbal revealed that because of the strength of contemporary fiction coming out of Asia, the decision had been made to increase the number […]

Sahitya Akademi Awards 2011

December 23, 2011

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Ramachandra Guha (Winner of Sahitya Akademi Award 2011 for English) A jury representing the 23 Indian languages chose the winners of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Awards this year. Under the chairmanship of the Akademi President, Sunil Gangopadhyay the awards winners chosen by the jury were approved by the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi. Ramachandra […]

Tomas Transtromer Wins 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

October 6, 2011

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Tomas Transtromer The latest news from Stockholm is that the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to a Swedish poet, Tomas Transtromer. He is the one whose surrealistic poetry won him accolades as a very important Scandinavian writer since the time of Second World War. His works revolved around the mysteries of the […]

Nobel Prize in Literature 2011: Top 4 Contenders

October 6, 2011

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Less than twenty four hours before the final announcement of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2011 there were a lot of ups and downs in the chances of the finalists winning the most-coveted literary honour. Bob Dylan was being considered the surprise dark horse, who had beaten the odds 100/1 to reach the odds 10/1 […]