Loi Chi Pang, from Macau – with The Absurdity of the Chicken –, Adi Berenice Gues e Silva, from Brasil – with The Sea Inside – and João Carvalho da Silva, from Portugal – with Aether – are the winners of The Script Road – Macau Literary Festival’s fifth annual Short Story Competition in Chinese, Portuguese and English languages.
Local writer Loi Chi Pang wins the prize for a second time. The first time was in 2014 with the short story Little Shop.
Each author will receive a monetary prize of MOP 10,000 and will have their texts published into Chinese, Portuguese and English in Five Senses, the 5th edition of The Script Road’s Short Stories and Other Writings. Five Senses has been launched this afternoon, at the Festival’s closing session, which took place at the Old Court Building.
The Five Senses book published in the three languages – Chinese, Portuguese and English – includes the winning texts of the short story competition together with works by writers such Ricardo Adolfo, Ernesto Dabó, Marcelino Freire, Carol Rodrigues, Felipe Franco Munhoz, Bengt Ohlsson, Liu Xinwu and Chan Koonchung, amongst other guests of the Macau Literary Festival’s 2016 edition.
Chan Koonchung, Ricardo Adolfo and Bengt Ohlsson served as the contest judges and selected the best stories from over 70 submissions in Chinese, Portuguese and English.