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April 1 , 2008
2008 Kiriyama Prize Winners Announced
New Zealand author Lloyd Jones wins the fiction Prize for Mister Pip, set on the island of Bougainville. Diver and environmental journalist Julia Whitty receives the award in nonfiction for her paean to the South Pacific, The Fragile Edge.

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February 26 , 2008
2008 Kiriyama Prize Finalists Announced
This year's Kiriyama Prize fiction shortlist highlights the international character of the Prize with works by authors from Australia, China, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and the United States. The five nonfiction finalists present accounts that are both personal and universal, both contemporary and historical, reflecting the variety of intriguing nonfiction entered for the Prize this year. 

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March 27, 2007
2007 Kiriyama Prize Winners Announced
Japanese literary icon Haruki Murakami takes the honor in fiction, story of mountaineer-turned-humanitarian Greg Mortenson reaches top in nonfiction.

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February 27, 2007
2007 Kiriyama Prize Finalists Announced
Authors from Canada, China, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will vie for this year's Prize.

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March 28 , 2006
2006 Kiriyama Prize Winners Announced
Books that expand the usual definition of the Pacific Rim take top honors.

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February 28 , 2006
2006 Kiriyama Prize Finalists Announced
Works spanning the Pacific Rim and South Asia from Burma to Mexico featured on this year's shortlists.

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March 29, 2005
2005 Kiriyama Prize Winners Announced
Two extraordinary authors, both immigrants from South Asia, reveal the individual emotion and desperation that underlie political and religious conflicts.
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March 1, 2005
2005 Kiriyama Prize Finalists Announced
Award-winning writers and first-time authors are named for the 9th annual Kiriyama Prize.
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March 23, 2004
2004 Kiriyama Prize Winners Announced
Fiction winner Shan Sa’s novel is first of her acclaimed works published in English; Nonfiction winner Inga Clendinnen is first Australian to share in US $30K Prize
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March 23, 2004
Francois Bizot, Jhumpa Lahiri, Gabriel García Marquéz Among Authors of 45 Books Named 2004 Kiriyama Prize “Notables”
Annual List Serves as Bibliography of Important New Fiction and Nonfiction Titles About the Pacific Rim and South Asia
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February 24, 2004
2004 Kiriyama Prize Finalists Announed
Seasoned writers and first-time authors in the running for international award celebrating books from and about the Pacific Rim and South Asia
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Press Releases from previous years:

October 29, 2002
General Press release
2002 Kiriyama Prize Winners Announced
Rohinton Mistry and Pascal Khoo Thwe To Share $30,000 Award Honoring Fiction and Nonfiction Work
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September 25, 2002
International Press release
Judges Name 2002 Kiriyama Prize Finalists
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Jeannine Cuevas Stronach
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