Rahul Bhattacharya wins Ondaatje Prize 2012
- Rahul Bhattacharya won the prestigious Ondaatje Prize 2012 for his book ‘The Sly Company of People Who Care’
- First Indian author to bag this award.
- He also received the Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction, 2011 for the same book.
Ondaatje Prize 2012:
- The prize is given by Royal Society of Literature annually in order to recognize a work in fiction, non-fiction or poetry which evokes the “spirit of a place”.
- The award is conferred on to the author who is a citizen of or who has been resident in the Commonwealth or Ireland.