Indonesia’s Eka Kurniawan wins the Emerging Voices fiction award for Man Tiger

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Indonesia’s Eka Kurniawan has won the Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices fiction award for Man Tiger, along with Brazil’s  Clarissa Campolina (who won the Emerging Voices film award for Solon) and Zimbabwe’s Gareth Nyandoro (who won the Emerging Voices art award).

The Financial Times and OppenheimerFunds presented the second annual Emerging Voices Awards to the three winners. The ceremony marked the culmination of a months-long award process which reviewed and selected from 797 submissions from 64 emerging market nations.

“It has been a fantastic process getting to know the finalists and now winners of this year’s awards through their hard work and dedication to their individual crafts,” said Michael Skapinker, associate editor of the Financial Times and chair of the judges. “I think I can speak for the entire panel of judges when I say that it is incredible to be able to share the winners’ stories and amazing talent for a second year.”

The three winners each receive a $40,000 award and the runners-up in each category receive $5,000, OppenheimerFunds said in a press statement today.

2016 EMERGING VOICES RUNNERS UP

FILM

  • Tania Cattebeke LaconichOlia, Paraguay
  • Camilo RestrepoImpressions of a War, Colombia

FICTION

  • Yu HuaThe Seventh Day, China
  • Yan LiankeThe Four Books, China

ART

  • Noor Abuarafeh, Jordan/Palestine
  • Syowia Kyambi, Kenya


“The emerging markets continue to be an area of inspiring innovation, vision and talent across industries and sectors, from the financial markets to the arts,” said Justin Leverenz, Director of Emerging Market Equities at OppenheimerFunds and Founder of the Emerging Voices Awards. “This award allows local artists to share their creative voice on a global stage and represent their country through their skilled craft. We are extremely honored to be a part of this international initiative.”

In making their decisions, the independent panel of judges looked for the most original pieces which best showcased the art form and voice of a region. The competition was open to artists from emerging market nations in the following regions and categories: fiction from Asia-Pacific countries; film from Latin America and the Caribbean; and painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media from Africa and the Middle East.

“As a leading asset manager for more than five decades, we know how critical it is to have a global perspective,” said Art Steinmetz, Chairman, CEO and President of OppenheimerFunds. “We are thrilled to build on the success of last year’s program and once again partner with the Financial Times to recognize these talented artists on a global platform.”

OppenheimerFunds, a leader in global asset management, is dedicated to providing solutions for its partners and end investors. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, manages more than $222 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of August 31, 2016.

Founded in 1959, OppenheimerFunds is a high conviction asset manager with a history of providing innovative strategies to its investors. The firm’s 15 investment management teams specialize in equity, fixed-income, alternative, multi-asset, and revenue-weighted-ETF strategies. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to clients, who range from endowments and sovereigns to financial advisors and individual investors. OppenheimerFunds and certain of its subsidiaries provide advisory services to the Oppenheimer family of funds, and OFI Global Asset Management offers solutions to institutions. For more information, visit oppenheimerfunds.com.

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Author: Zafar Anjum

I am a writer based in Singapore.

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