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The FT/OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards on Friday announced the shortlists for 2016, the second year of this competition. The awards recognise extraordinary artistic talent in three categories — fiction, film-making and art — across more than 100 emerging market nations.
A remarkable structural shift in the world has been propelled by economic progress in the developing markets and the advanced reach of the internet. The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds are delighted to provide a platform to salute the artistic talent in these countries.
The winner in each category will receive a prize award of $40,000 and will also be featured in a post-event magazine, which will appear with the newspaper worldwide the next day, and in video profiles on ft.com. Runners-up will receive $5,000.
The final winners and runners-up will be announced at a gala dinner at the New York Public Library on September 26.
Noor Abuarafeh, Jordan
Syowia Kyambi, Kenya
Gareth Nyandoro, Zimbabwe
The Seventh Day by Yu Hua, Pantheon Books, China
Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan, Verso Books, Indonesia
The Four Books by Yan Lianke, Chatto & Windus, China
Solon by Clarissa Campolina, Brazil
Olia by Tania Cattebeke, Paraguay
Impressions of War by Camilo Restrepo, Colombia
You can find full details of Emerging Voices here.