Big Change to the Man Asian Literary Prize


The shortlist for the Man Asian Literary Prize has been announced, but the bigger news is a change to prize’s eligibility requirements.

For the first time, books must have been written or translated into English. This is a complete reversal of the prize’s rule in years past that books must not have been published in English. Apparently the overhaul is intended to give the winning books “greater resonance abroad.”

(via Jacket Copy)

Jill Haberkern has lived in a one-room house made of tombstones and a farmhouse with a walrus head. She currently lives in Berkeley, California, with neither. Her writing has appeared in the Mid-American Review. More from this author →