The New Zealand Society of Authors recently announced the Short List candidates for the 2011 Asian Short Story Competition. I’m pleased to say that my story ‘Open Home’ has been shortlisted. Its great to see a platform for NZ Asian fiction writing. Here is the short list and comments from the NZ Book Council newsletter:
Asians with Perms- Angelique Kasmara
Shoot the Breeze- Angelique Kasmara
Wonderboy- Kyowon Lee
The Red Cardigan- Lee Murray
Six Secrets- Lee Murray
Paper Butterflies- Roswella Tan
Open Home- Latika Vasil
A prize giving will be held and the winners announced in Auckland on 18 November.
The judges commented that it was “very uplifting to see not only the good writing out there but also the range and breadth of subject and character. It is an area of New Zealand literature which will rise very fast”.
The selection panel consisted of Stevan Eldred-Grigg, Renee Liang and Sue Gee.