The Briefcase by Hiromi Kawakami (translated by me) (Counterpoint Press) has been shortlisted for the the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize.
The other finalists are:
Between Clay and Dust – Musharraf Ali Farooqi (Pakistan)
Silent House – Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)
The Garden of Evening Mists – Tan Twan Eng (Malaysia)
Narcopolis – Jeet Thayil (India)
The winner will be announced on March 14, 2013, in Hong Kong.