Five shortlisted for Man Asian

<p>Five authors have made the shortlist for the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize from the 21-strong longlist announced in July. The list comprises Kavery Nambisan&rsquo;s <em>The Story That Must Not be Told</em>; Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi&rsquo;s <em>Lost Flamingoes of Bombay</em>; Miguel Syjuco&rsquo;s <em>Ilustrado</em>; Yu Hua&rsquo;s <em>Brothers</em>; and Alfred A Yuson&rsquo;s <em>The Music Child</em>. <br /><br />The prize launched last year as an annual award for Asian novels unpublished in English. The inaugural award was won by Chinese writer Jiang Rong for his novel <em>Wolf Totem</em>, which was published in the UK by Hamish Hamilton.<br /><br />The winner will be announced on 13th November in Hong Kong. and will receive US $10, 000 (&pound;6, 100). The translator of the winning work will receive $3,000 (&pound;1,800).</p>