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Vietnam War Memoir shortlisted for 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Canberra-based publisher, Odyssey Books, is celebrating Stanford University Libraries’ announcement of the shortlist for the fifth William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Tales from a Mountain City: A Vietnam War Memoir by Quynh Dao is one of twelve titles shortlisted in the non-fiction category in 2012. The winners will be announced in September. The award is intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honour the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. “Stanford is thrilled once again to honor the literary legacy of William Saroyan by awarding The William Saroyan International Prize for Writing,” said Michael A. Keller,...

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Tales from a Mountain City shortlisted for Asher Literary Award

The Asher Literary Award was offered for the first time in 2005 in collaboration with the Literature Board of the Australia Council. This award has been made possible by a generous bequest from Mrs Helen Waltraud Rosalie Asher. Helen Asher was a writer (she also used the name Helen Ulrich) and published one novel, Tilly’s Fortunes (Penguin, 1986), and some other shorter works of fiction which appeared in various anthologies. Helen Asher was a post-WWII German refugee from fascism. Along with her husband Mervyn, she was deeply committed to the artistic and cultural life of their adoptive country, Australia, and...

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