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Asia Book Prize

The Asia Book Prize is a longer-term project that will involve international collaboration between the Foundation and similar agencies in other countries. It will focus on published books of fiction and non-fiction that provide social, cultural and artistic insights into Asia and have the potential to influence and reshape the interpretation of developments in Asia.  The goal is to position the Prize as the premier global publishing award centered on invigorating and revitalising fresh perspectives on Asia and the evolution of Asian societies, with the impulse emanating from Asia itself.