Winners of the 2016 Emerging Voices awards announced

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About Man Tiger,
Written by Mira Nair, and was originally published in Financial Times,
Sep 27, 2016

Eka Kurniawan, Gareth Nyandoro and Clarissa Campolina take the prizes for fiction, art and film.

The Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan won the $40,000 prize for best novel at the second FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices awards in New York on Monday. Kurniawan won the award for his novel Man Tiger. The art and film awards, also worth $40,000 each, went to the Zimbabwean artist Gareth Nyandoro and the Brazilian film-maker Clarissa Campolina. The awards attracted nearly 800 entries, with the winners selected by judging panels that included Elif Shafak, the Turkish writer and commentator, Iwona Blazwick, director of London’s Whitechapel Gallery, and Mira Nair, the Indian director of Salaam Mumbai! and, most recently, Queen of Katwe.

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