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Neel Mukherjee Bags Man Booker Nomination

JULY 23, 2014

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Neel Mukherjee Bags Man Booker Nomination

 Neel Mukherjee Bags Man Booker Nomination

Neel Mukherjee's second novel The Lives of Others has been nominated for the 2014 Man Booker Prize. Besides Neel Mukherjee's book, the list includes To Rise Again at a Decent Hour by Mr. Ferris, The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Ms. Fowler, The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt, J by Howard Jacobson, The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell, Us by David Nicholls, The Dog by Joseph O'Neill,  Orfeo by Richard Powers, How to be Both by Ali Smith and History of the Rain by Niall Williams.

The Lives Of Others is the story of a labourer's struggle to feed his family set against a tumultuoust backdrop of India in the 60s. Neel's first novel A Life Apart (2010), had won the Vodafone - Crossword Award in India, the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award for best fiction and was also shortlisted for the inaugural DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.



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