Man Asian Literary Prize Dinner Event

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 as follows:

JAMIL AHMAD, Pakistan - The Wandering Falcon
JAHNAVI BARUA, India - Rebirth
RAHUL BHATTACHARYA, India - The Sly Company of People Who Care
AMITAV GHOSH, India - River of Smoke
KYUNG-SOOK SHIN, South Korea - Please Look After Mom
YAN LIANKE, China - Dream of Ding Village
BANANA YOSHIMOTO, Japan - The Lake

A dinner event has been organized with the seven finalists by the Hong Kong Literary Festival in association with Man Asian Literary Prize. The tickets for the event to be held on 14 March, 2012 have already been sold out. Each ticket costs 600 Hong Kong dollars. There will be a book signing session at the end of the event.
The 'Sold Out' tag might have put off some of the prospective participants. Now all they can do is wait for the fifteenth for the final announcement. Keep watching this space for the declaration of the result! Till then....Happy Reading!

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