Tuesday, September 12, 2006

AALA Finalists listed

The finalists for 9th Annual Asian American Literary Awards were just announced by the Asian American Writers Workshop:

Ed Bok Lee, Real Karaoke People (New Rivers Press)
Arthur Sze, Quipu (Copper Canyon Press)
Shanxing Wang, Mad Science in Imperial City (Futurepoem Books)

Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Sightseeing (Grove Press)
Yiyun Li, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (Random House)
Salman Rushdie, Shalimar the Clown (Random House)


Jeff Chang, Can't Stop Won't Stop (Picador USA)
Amitava Kumar, Husband of a Fanatic: A Personal Journey Through India,
Pakistan, Love and Hate (The New Press)
Andrew Lam, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora
(Heyday Books)

I've got my own personal guesses on this one as to who's going to walk away with them this year, but they're all worthy books. Pick them up if you get a chance.

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