TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The winners of the 2020 Taiwan Literature Award for Books (台灣文學金典獎) were announced on Nov. 4, with Kevin Chen (陳思宏) winning the grand prize of NT$1 million (US$33,000) with his novel "Ghost Town" (鬼地方).
The other seven book award winners each received a NT$150,000 cash prize. The winners include Lin Hsin-hui (林新惠), Chen Chang-yuan (陳昌遠), Jason Guo (郭強生), Huang Chun-ming (黃春明), Liao Mi (廖瞇), Liu Chen-chun (劉宸君), and Su Chih-heng (蘇致亨).
The “Flower Bud Prize” went to three outstanding novice writers: Tsai Shian-zen (蔡翔任), Lin Hsin-hui, and Chen Chang-yuan. Lin and Chen are also winners of the Taiwan Literature Award for Books.
The jury said that the distinguishing feature of this year’s authors is that they honestly face their own lives, connect with the pulse of society, and maintain a dialogue with history and culture.
The award ceremony of the 2020 Taiwan Literature Golden Classic Awards will take place at the Hilton Taipei Sinban at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 14.
Prize-winning works of 2020 Taiwan Literature Award's Golden Classic Awards (National Museum of Taiwan Literature photo)