Kurniawan Wins 2016 Emerging Voices Award

Winners of the second annual FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices award for best novel have been announced:

All three top entrants were of genre interest. Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan won in the fiction category for his second novel, Man Tiger, about a man who commits murder while possessed by the spirit of a tiger.

The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds present the award “to recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories – fiction literature, film-making and art across more than 100 emerging market nations.” Finalists were selected from 797 entries and the winners were announced at an awards ceremony held on September 26, 2016 at the New York Public Library in New York. This year, the judges included Iwona Blazick, Mira Nair, and Elif Shafak. Winners received $40,000 and the runners-up each received $5,000.