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Recommended Reading - 13.67

Recommended Reading - 13.67

In the United States, there are the Edgar Awards; in Britain, it’s the Dagger Awards. In the world of Chinese-language mystery and crime fiction, perhaps the most prestigious is the biennial Soji Shimada Mystery Award established by Taiwanese publisher Crown Culture Corporation.

Hong Kong writer Simon Chan Ho-kei, who won the Shimada award in 2011, capped that achievement in January when he took one of three fiction prizes awarded by the Taipei International Book Exhibition for his latest novel, 13.67.

Chan was the first Hongkonger to win a prize at the annual exhibition, the fourth largest book fair in the world. 13.67 spans 50 years and is a tale about a prominent local policeman that takes in watershed events in Hong Kong, including the leftist riots in the 1960s, the Sino-British negotiations, the 1997 handover and the Sars outbreak in 2003.

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