Leroy LUAR from Malaysia, author of ‘The Evidence of Us’, and Yordan RADICHKOV, author of ‘The Container’, are chosen as the winners of ‘Long Way Home: Asia-Europe Short Story Contest’ organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF).
The winners will receive cash prizes of SGD 1,000 each, as well as flight and accommodation to attend the UWRF in October 2013.
ASEF and UWRF are also awarding ‘Special Mentions’ to Nadia MIFSUD from Malta/France for the story ‘Made in Bangladesh’, and Kathrina Haji MOHD DAUD from Brunei for ‘I am a Bird’.
Over 450 stories were received from across Asia and Europe. The top 10 entries were selected by a professional panel of judges appointed by UWRF and featured on ASEF’s online platform culture360.org. The winners were finally chosen through online voting by users of the platform.