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The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami shortlisted for Man Asian Literary Prize

The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami (translated by me) (Counterpoint Press) has been shortlisted for the the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize.

The other finalists are:

Between Clay and Dust – Musharraf Ali Farooqi (Pakistan)

Silent House – Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)

The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)

Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil (India)

The winner will be announced on March 14, 2013, in Hong Kong.