Taiwan author nominated for international Asian literature prize

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Taiwan author Wu Ming-Yi's (吳明益)/CNA file photo

Taiwan author Wu Ming-Yi's (吳明益)/CNA file photo

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) Taiwan author Wu Ming-Yi's (吳明益) book "The Magician on the Bridge" has been nominated for the 2018 Émile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature organized by the Guimet Museum of Asian Art in France.

Wu took to Facebook on Saturday to express his thanks to Gwennael Gaffric, who translated his book into French, calling him an important promoter of Taiwanese literature among French readers.

This is the second time the museum is presenting the award honoring some of the finest works of Asian literature translated into French.

Wu's novel, in which a man reminisces about a magician he used to watch perform as a child, is nominated along with books by five other Asian authors, namely Meena Kandasamy of India, Hwang Sok-yong of South Korea, Nashiki Kaho of Japan, A Yi (阿乙) of China, and Omar Shahid Hamid of Pakistan.

The winner of the prize will be announced in early June.

Another of Wu's novels, "The Stolen Bicycle," is currently in the running for the United Kingdom's Man Booker International Prize.

(By Lo Yuan-shao and Kuan-lin Liu)

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