Penguin scores hat-trick on Man Asian longlist

<p>Penguin has secured three nominations on the longlist for the fourth Man Asian Literary Prize.</p><p>The longlist features authors from China, India and the Philippines as well as 1994 Nobel Prize for Literature winner Kenzaburo Oe.</p><p>The shortlist will be announced in February. The winner will be revealed in Hong Kong on 17th March and awarded $30,000. The judges are Monica Ali, Homi K Bhabha and Hsu-Ming Teo and they whittled down the longlist from 54 titles submitted by publishers.</p><p>Ali said: &quot;As a reader I have been entertained, moved and also informed&mdash;new worlds have opened up. Most of all, I have enjoyed the elan, the verve and the elegance of my favourite novels. I&#39;m looking forward to arguing for their place on the shortlist.&quot;<br /><br />The longlist in full:<br /><br /><em>Three Sisters</em> Bi Feiyu (Telegram/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)<br /><em>Way to Go</em> Upamanyu Chatterjee (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Books India)<br /><em>Dahanu Road</em> Anosh Irani (Doubleday)<br /><em>Serious Men</em> Manu Joseph (HarperCollins)<br /><em>The Thing About Thugs</em> Tabish Khair (Fourth Estate, HarperCollins India)<br /><em>Tiger Hills</em> Sarita Mandanna (Viking, Penguin Books India)<br /><em>The Changeling</em> Kenzaburo Oe (Grove Atlantic)<br /><em>Hotel Iris </em>Yoko Ogawa (Picador, Macmillan)<br /><em>Monkey-Man</em> Usha KR (Penguin, Penguin Books India)<br /><em>Below the Crying Mountain</em> Criselda Yabes (University of Philippines Press)</p>