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[31 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Ondaatje Prize awarded to Rahul Bhattacharya

Rahul Bhattacharya is named the £10,000 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize with his first novel The Sly Company of People Who Care. (May 29, 2012).
Nick Laird, Michèle Roberts and Kamila Shamsie admired ‘Bhattacharya’s verve and  style as he brilliantly evokes the history and inhabitants and landscape ofGuyana’.
Nick Laird said he had  ‘seldom read a book with so much energy, and on almost every page there were little stylistic twists or felicities which had me stopping to admire them. The novel is a testament both to his potential and to his achievement.’
Michèle …

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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]
Man Asian Literary Prize Shortlist

A River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh is just one of the titles shortlisted
An unprecedented seven novels have been shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize, Chair Judge Razia Iqbal announced today.
Speaking at a press conference at Man Group offices in London, Ms. Iqbal revealed that because of the strength of contemporary fiction coming out of Asia, the decision had been made to increase the number of writers on the shortlist from the usual five to seven.
The shortlisted titles are as follows:
· JAMIL AHMAD, Pakistan – The Wandering Falcon …

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[25 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Rahul Bhattacharya

The Asian Writer talks to first time novelist Rahul Bhattacharya