Two Indian writers among six shortlisted for 2008 Booker Prize

September 9th, 2008 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Sept 9 (ANI): Two Indian writers are among the six shortlisted novelists for the 2008 Booker Prize, according to the list of names which was released on Tuesday.
Amitav Ghosh for his Sea of Poppies and Aravind Adiga for his debut novel The White Tiger have been shortlisted.
At 34, Aravind Adiga is the youngest novelist to be shortlisted for the prize.
Australian Steve Toltz is the other debutant to be shortlisted for A Fraction of the Whole.
British writers Linda Grant and Philip Hensher were nominated for The Clothes on Their Backs and The Northern Clemency respectively.
Irishman Sebastian Barry, who was shortlisted in 2005, made it with The Secret Scripture.
Authors from India, Britain, Australia and Ireland, including two debut novelists, are among the six shortlisted for prize.
The annual Booker Prize, which is one of the most prestigious awards of the literary world, goes to the best work of fiction by an author from the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland.
The winner would receive 50,000 pounds, while all the shortlisted authors would receive 2,500 pounds and a designer bound edition of their novel.
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London’’s Guildhall on October 14. (ANI)

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