prizes | praise

Translation Awards & Grants

2023 PEN Translation Prize – for People from Bloomington by Budi Darma

2022 Republic of Consciousness Prize – for Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

2022 International Booker Prize Longlist – for Happy Stories, Mostly by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

2021 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize Shortlist – for Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

2018 English PEN Translates Grant – for Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

2017 English PEN Presents East and Southeast Asia Prize – for Sergius Seeks Bacchus by Norman Erikson Pasaribu

Writing Awards & Grants

2022 Copyright Agency Create Grant – for her novel-in-progress: But Won’t I Miss Me?

2019 Ned Kelly Award Longlist – for the novel The Majesties / Under Your Wings


The Majesties


“I think the fact that I am so unsettled by the read as a whole makes The Majesties a resounding success. It’s shocking how enjoyable and delicious this dark, disturbing novel was, and that unease will sit with me for a long time to come.”
NPR


“This is a bold and dramatic portrayal of characters on the cusp of an impossible choice between complicit self-preservation and total annihilation.” 
Publishers Weekly


The Majesties, although it rolls out easily, troubles deeply, haunting and even chilling its reader well beyond the final page.”
New York Review of Books


The Majesties is an urgent literary thriller that also affectingly, seamlessly acts as a social treatise exposing the moral and legal abuses of the ultra-elite. Raised in Singapore and Indonesia, Tsao evokes a convincing sense of place. Vivid geographic and cultural details notwithstanding, Tsao’s (The Oddfits) first non-fantasy novel proves to be an engrossing, eloquent story of fatal familial dysfunction.”
Shelf Awareness


“One of the most gripping, original and enlightening novels of the day.”
SA Weekend


“Tiffany Tsao’s Under Your Wings is a sharply realised page-turner with a brilliant twist, written with an effortless command of pace and suspense.”
The Sydney Morning Herald 


The Oddfits

Listed in Superhero Novels: The Best of 2017


The More Known World

Mentioned on Syfy Wire: December SFF Books to Keep An Eye Out For