I just received this news:
The M Literary Residency Selects 2013 Recipients
Glenn Diaz and Madeleine Thien
The M Literary Residency has selected the recipients for its Residency programs in India and China: Glenn Diaz was selected for the India Residency, based at Sangam House, outside of Bangalore, India, while Madeleine Thien won the China Residency, located in Shanghai.
M Literary Residency
Now in its fourth year of operation, the M Literary Residency was established by Michelle Garnaut and Pankaj Mishra with the goals of disseminating a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and fostering deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities. The program funds residences for two writers: a three month stay in Shanghai or at Sangam House, outside Bangalore.
Madeleine Thien is the author of three books of fiction, including her most recent novel, Dogs at the Perimeter, published by Granta Books in 2012. She is a previous finalist for the Kiriyama Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, and won the 2006 Amazon First Novel Award and the 2010 Ovid Festival Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Guardian, Granta, PEN America, Five Dials, Brick and the Asia Literary Review, and her novels have been translated into eighteen languages. Born in Vancouver, she lives in Montreal.
Glenn Diaz was born and raised in Manila. He graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman in 2008 and is now in the MA creative writing program at the same university. His works have appeared in various literary publications, including the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore and Likhaan 5: The Journal of Contemporary Philippine Literature. He has been a recipient of fellowships from several national writing workshops. He is a freelance writer, researcher, and editor.
Congratulations, Madeleine and Glenn!