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Man Asian literary prize unveils 2012 shortlist

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A debut novel and a work by a Nobel laureate were among five books shortlisted for Asia's most prestigious literary prize on Wednesday, with entries across the region from Turkey to Japan. 

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk ahead of receiving the French Legion of Honor medal in Paris on October 29, 2012. A debut novel and a work by a Nobel laureate were among five books shortlisted for Asia's most prestigious literary prize on Wednesday, with entries across the region from Turkey to Japan.

The shortlist for the $30,000 Man Asian Literary Prize was drawn from a longlist of 15 published works, after 108 entries were submitted to a panel of judges led by literary critic and journalist Maya Jaggi.

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