Hazzard's "Fire" nominated for book prize


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The Associated Press
February 24, 2004 10:36PM (UTC)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Shirley Hazzard's "The Great Fire," winner last fall of the National Book Award for fiction, was among the finalists announced Tuesday for the Kiriyama prize.

Now in its eighth year, the Kiriyama award honors books about the Pacific Rim and South Asia; Hazzard's novel is set mostly in Japan, right after World War II.

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Other fiction finalists included Monica Ali's "Brick Lane," Peter Carey's "My Life as a Fake," Samrat Upadhyay's "The Guru of Love" and Shan Sa's "The Girl Who Played Go."

Nominated for nonfiction were Inga Clendinnen's "Dancing With Strangers," Emiko Ohnuki-Tierny's "Kamikaze, Cherry Blossoms and Nationalisms," Mara Moustafine's "Secrets and Spies," William Dalrymple's "White Mughals" and "Out of God's Oven," by Dom Moraes and Sarayu Srivatsa.

Winners, who will be announced March 23, each receive $15,000. The prize is sponsored by Pacific Rim Voices, a nonprofit organization which seeks to "encourage and promote greater understanding of and among the peoples and nations of the Pacific Rim and South Asia."


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