“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Yan Lianke/Cindy Carter make the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

The 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist was announced yesterday, and we were thrilled to see Cindy Carter's translation of Yan Lianke's novel Dream of Ding Village appear as the only Chinese novel. This year's shortlist is long: an unprecedented seven books. Conventional wisdom might indicate that, since three of the past four prize-winners have been Chinese, Yan Lianke has something of an institutional handicap. Let's hope that's not the case—this is a very worthy book.

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Congratulations Cindy!

Bruce Humes, January 11, 2012, 10:45p.m.

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Thanks, Bruce! Hopefully this will help Dream of Ding Village find an even wider readership. And what amazing literary company to be in...I just got my first Kindle and can't wait to read the whole Man Asian list in this new format.

Cindy Carter, January 12, 2012, 10:54p.m.

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