Indian author U.R.Ananthamurthy in race for the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013

Indian Kannada author U.R.Ananthamurthy (80) is one among the ten authors shortlisted for the prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013.  Ananthamurthy became famous with his novel “Samskara” launched in 1966.
The International Man Booker Prize is presented by UK to a living author of any nationality for a body of work published in English or generally available in English translation. It is a biennial event which awards an author for his lifetime work.

Previous Awardees:

  • Philip Roth, 2011
  • Alice Munro, 2009
  • Chinua Achebe, 2007
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