Our Man Jiang Rong

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

Apparently I'm the last to know (I've been asleep all day), but Jiang Rong has taken the Man Asian Literary Prize. Huzzah!


# 1.   

Have seen several general news items on this award. I COULD be mistaken, but I believe NONE of them specifically states which version of the book won the prize: The original Chinese or the as-yet unpublished English by Goldbatt. Which is a bit bizarre...

Bruce Humes, November 14, 2007, 10:48p.m.

# 2.   

The Man Literary Prize website (here) says the prize is specifically for the English version. Odd, but I guess it makes practical sense for the judges. Also I haven't seen anyone mention that Goldblatt took home $3,000 (compared to Jiang Rong's $10,000) for his translation.

Eric Abrahamsen, November 14, 2007, 11:44p.m.


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