Kiriyama Prize for Fiction

 

2008 selection

Mister Pip

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2008, Commonwealth Best Book Prize 2007

by Lloyd Jones

In a novel that is at once intense, beautiful, and fablelike, Lloyd Jones weaves a transcendent story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the power of narrative to transform our lives.

On a...


2007 selection

Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2007, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2006

by Haruki Murakami

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal...


2006 selection

The Hummingbird's Daughter: A Novel

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2006

by Luis Alberto Urrea

This historical novel is based on Urrea's real great-aunt Teresita, who had healing powers and was acclaimed as a saint. Urrea has researched historical accounts and family records for years to get an accurate...


2005 selection

Maps for Lost Lovers

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2005, Encore Award 2005

by Nadeem Aslam

If Gabriel García Márquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared....


2004 selection

The Girl Who Played Go: A Novel

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2004

by Shan Sa

As the Japanese military invades 1930s Manchuria, a young girl approaches her own sexual coming of age. Drawn into a complex triangle with two boys, she distracts herself from the onslaught of adulthood by playing...


2000 selection

Anil's Ghost

Giller Prize 2000, Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2000, Governor General's Award for Fiction 2000

by Michael Ondaatje

With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed The English Patient, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing...


1998 selection

My Year of Meats: A Novel

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 1998

by Ruth L. Ozeki

A cross-cultural tale of two women brought together by the intersections of television and industrial agriculture, fertility and motherhood, life and love-the breakout hit by the celebrated author of A Tale...