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Kurniawan wins $52k Emerging Voices award for ‘Man Tiger’

Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan has won the US$40,000 (A$52,010) prize for best novel at the Emerging Voices awards in New York for his novel Man Tiger (Text), reports the Financial Times. Zimbabwean artist Gareth Nyandoro and Brazilian film-maker Clarissa Campolina were also awarded the prize, which attracted just under 800 entries and was judged by Turkish writer Elif Shafak, English gallery director Iwona Blazwick, and Indian film director Mira Nair. Kurniawan’s novel, the story of a young man possessed by the spirit of a supernatural female white tiger, was published in Indonesia in 2004 and translated into English in 2015. The awards are administered by the Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds, and were established in 2015 recognise art from emerging markets.



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