We’re delighted to announce that The Storyteller of Marrakesh by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya is on the Hindu Literary Prize shortlist, which was announced yesterday. It’s one of seven titles which were shortlisted out of a total of 129 submissions. The prize will be announced in Chennai on October 30.
The Hindu Literary Prize, though only in its second year, is already regarded as one of the most respected literary awards in the country, due to the Hindu’s strong tradition of promoting the best of writing. It carries a cash award of Rs 5 lakhs. Last year’s winner was Manu Joseph’s novel, Serious Men. This year the shortlist has been expanded to include works in translation – there are three translations on the shortlist of seven. The other titles shortlisted are:
The Sly Company of People Who Care by Rahul Bhattacharya;
The Fakir, translated work of Sunil Gangopadhyay, translated by Monabi Mitra;
River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh;
Litanies of Dutch Battery, translated work of N. S. Madhavan, translated by Rajesh Raja Mohan;
The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy.
Do join us in wishing Joydeep all the best for the final announcement on the 30th!
In the meantime, here is an excerpt — the first chapter! We hope you enjoy reading it.
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