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Malaysian novelist wins top Asian literary prize
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Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng poses for a photo after winning the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize for his novel The Garden Of Evening Mists in Hong Kong on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Mr Tan won the prize on Thursday for a novel dealing with the aftermath of Japan's wartime occupation of his country, becoming the first Malaysian to claim one of Asia's main literature prizes. -- PHOTO: AFP


HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Malaysian writer Tan Twan Eng won the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize on Thursday for a novel dealing with the aftermath of Japan's wartime occupation of his country, becoming the first Malaysian to claim one of Asia's main literature prizes.

MR Tan, born in 1972, beat out four other authors, including Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, for the US$30,000 (S$37,500) prize in what was described as a "far-ranging and intricately layered novel".

"The Garden of Evening Mists", which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012, tells the story of Yun Ling Teoh, the survivor of a Japanese prison camp who in her old age looks back at the early 1950s and her relationship with the mysterious creator of then-Malaya's only Japanese garden.

"It's partly about the co-existence of cultural refinement and artistry, and terrible barbarity," chair of judges Maya Jaggi told reporters, noting that Japan's occupation of Asia remains a raw issue even today, decades after the war's end.





新浪文化读书讯  据英仕曼集团(Man Group)中国区主席李亦非微博消息,马来西亚裔华人英国作家陈德黄(Tan Twan Eng,1972—)今晚在香港获得亚洲文学奖,其获奖小说为《夜雾花园》(The Garden of Evening Mists)。并且,这家英国投资公司将在此次的盛大颁奖典礼之后,终止对这个亚洲最重要文学奖项的赞助。

  今年1月20日,英仕曼集团揭晓了入围最后一届“英仕曼亚洲文学奖”(Man Asian Literary Prize)前五名的小说:穆沙拉夫·阿里·法鲁基(巴基斯坦)的《尘土之间》、川上弘美(日本)的《老师的提包》、奥罕·帕穆克(土耳其)的《寂静的房子》、陈德黄(马来西亚)的《夜雾花园》以及吉特·塔伊尔(印度)的《寐城》。其中《寂静的房子》为帕穆克旧作,但于近期首次推出英文版;而《寐城》和《夜雾花园》则都是2012年英国布克奖的候选作品。

  且在当天揭晓入围作品发布会上,英仕曼集团宣布将在今年3月份举行的盛大颁奖典礼之后,终止对这个亚洲最重要文学奖项的赞助。“我们决定要将对文学的赞助集中在世界领先的‘布克奖’上,我们对该奖项的赞助即将进入第12年,”英仕曼集团发言人戴维·沃勒(David Waller)称。而亚洲文学奖组织者也称,10月份英仕曼集团宣布将不再提供赞助后,几个月来他们一直在与新的潜在赞助商洽谈。新冠名赞助者将在4月份宣布,一直以来人们议论最多的是,这次的赞助者是否会是一个亚洲组织。


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