2012 Jury Notes

Here you’ll find a (what I think is) complete list of reviews undertaken by the Shadow Man Asian Literary Prize Jury for 2012. Click on the names to find the reviews.

Shortlist:

Between Clay and Dust – Musharraf Ali FAROOQI (Me; Lisa; Mark; Stu)
The Briefcase – KAWAKAMI Hiromi (Me; Lisa; Mark; Stu)
Silent House – Orhan PAMUK (Me; Lisa; Mark; Stu)
The Garden of Evening Mists – TAN Twan Eng (Me; Lisa; Mark; Stu)
Narcopolis – Jeet THAYIL (Me; LisaMarkStu)

Longlist:

Goat Days – BENYAMIN (Mark)
Another Country – Anjali JOSEPH (Me; Lisa; Mark)
Thinner Than Skin – Usma Aslam KHAN (Me; Mark)
Ru – Kim THÚY (Me; Mark)
Black Flower – KIM Young-ha (Mark)
Island of a Thousand Mirrors – Nayomi MUNAWEERA (Mark)
Honour – Elif SHAFAK (Mark; Stu)
Northern Girls – SHENG Keyi (Me; Mark)
The Road to Urbino – Roma TEARNE (Mark)
The Bathing Women – TIE Ning (Me)

Between Clay and Dust – Musharraf Ali FAROOQI (Me; Lisa; Mark; Stu)

12 thoughts on “2012 Jury Notes

  1. […] I read this book as a member of the Shadow Man Asian Literary Prize jury.  To see reviews for other longlisted books, please visit Matt Todd’s A Novel Approach. […]

  2. […] To read my reviews of other Man Asian Literary Prize nominations here and the SMALP Jury Notes at A Novel Approach. […]

  3. […] I read this book as a member of the Shadow Man Asian Literary Prize jury.  To read my reviews of other Man Asian Literary Prize nominations see here and to see reviews by other jurors, please visit the SMALP Jury Notes at Matt Todd’s A Novel Approach. […]

  4. […] I read this book as a member of the Shadow Man Asian Literary Prize jury.  To read my reviews of other Man Asian Literary Prize nominations see here and to see reviews by other jurors, please visit the SMALP Jury Notes at Matt Todd’s A Novel Approach. […]

  5. […] I read this book as a member of the Shadow Man Asian Literary Prize jury.  To read my reviews of other Man Asian Literary Prize nominations see here and to see reviews by other jurors, please visit the SMALP Jury Notes at Matt Todd’s A Novel Approach. […]

  6. […] I read this book as a member of the Shadow Man Asian Literary Prize jury.  To read my reviews of other Man Asian Literary Prize nominations see here and to see reviews by other jurors, please visit the SMALP Jury Notes at Matt Todd’s A Novel Approach. […]

  7. […] To see reviews by other jurors, please visit the SMALP Jury Notes  at Matt Todd’s A Novel Approach. […]

  8. Kate Whitehead says:

    Hi Matt – I’m a Hong Kong-based journalist and am writing about the Man Asian Literary Prize. Am interested in hearing who you and the rest of the shadow jury have as the likely winner for this year’s Man Asian prize. Could you please please me. Thanks,
    Kate

  9. […] Described variously by the members of the jury as a ‘strangely compelling’ and ‘utterly, compellingly addictive’ novel that ‘marries a beautiful prose style with some deeply unbeautiful subject matter’, Narcopolis could not be more different from the winner last year, Please Look After Mother, by Kyung-sook Shin.  It may, however, similarly provoke divided opinion amongst readers, though for different reasons: Narcopolis tackles confronting rather than sentimental subject matter.  The fact that such different novels can win the same shadow prize is testament to the variety of Asian writing uncovered by the Man Asian Literary Prize.  Full reviews of the novel are available at each participating blog, and a complete list of all the reviews of the long and short list can be found at A Novel Approach. […]

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