News - Chinese author Bi Feiyu wins Asia's top literary prize

Acclaimed Chinese author Bi Feiyu on Thursday won Asia's top literary prize, the Man Asian Literary Prize for his "Three Sisters", set during the Cultural Revolution. The prize, limited to Asian authors whose books are either written in English or translated into English, was founded in 2007 and shares the same sponsor as the Man Booker Prize, among the world's top literary awards. Bi's competition on the shortlist included debut Indian novelist Manu Joseph for his "Serious Men,"Japan's Kenzaburo Oe, winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature, for "The Changeling," "The Thing About Thugs" by Tabish Khair and Japanese writer Yoko Ogawa's "Hotel Iris". The previous winners of the Man prize have been Jiang Rong for “Wolf Totem”  and Su Tong's “The Boat to Redemption,” another two Chinese authors.