New Delhi: Novels showcasing the power of the writing emerging across the whole breadth of Asia were put on display today as the fifteen books longlisted for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize were unveiled.
Nine different Asian countries are represented, many of them seen afresh through the eyes of women, migrants and story-tellers on the margins. The list also includes an early intricate and stunning book by Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, now appearing in English for the first time.
The list also includes an early intricate and stunning book by Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, now appearing in English for the first time.
Here's the longlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize for 2012:
1. Goat Days - Benyamin (India)
2. Between Clay and Dust - Musharraf Ali Farooqi (Pakistan)
3. Another Country - Anjali Joseph (India)
4. The Briefcase - Hiromi Kawakami (Japan)
5. Thinner Than Skin - Uzma Aslam Khan (Pakistan)
6. Ru - Kim Thúy (Vietnam / Canada)
7. Black Flower - Young-Ha Kim (South Korea)
8. Island of a Thousand Mirrors - Nayomi Munaweera (Sri Lanka)
9. Silent House - Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)
10. Honour - Elif Shafak (Turkey)
11. Northern Girls - Sheng Keyi (China)
12. The Garden of Evening Mists - Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)
13. The Road To Urbino - Roma Tearne (Sri Lanka / U.K.)
14. Narcopolis - Jeet Thayil (India)
15. The Bathing Women - Tie Ning (China)