Man Asian Literary Prize

I am rooting for Bhattacharya:

Seven novels make Man Asian Literary Prize’s strongest shortlist
An unprecedented seven novels have been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.

2011 Shortlist

JAMIL AHMAD, Pakistan – The Wandering Falcon (Penguin India/Hamish Hamilton)
JAHNAVI BARUA, India – Rebirth (Penguin India/Penguin Books)
RAHUL BHATTACHARYA, India – The Sly Company of People Who Care (Pan Macmillan/Pan Macmillan India/Picador)
AMITAV GHOSH, India – River of Smoke (John Murray/Penguin India/Hamish Hamilton)
KYUNG-SOOK SHIN, South Korea – Please Look After Mom (Alfred A. Knopf)
YAN LIANKE, China – Dream of Ding Village (Grove Atlantic)
BANANA YOSHIMOTO, Japan – The Lake (Melville House)
Four of the shortlisted novels were originally written in English; the novels from South Korea, China and Japan are all judged in translation.

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