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Indians lead literary prize

Indian writers have dominated the shortlist of authors competing for Asia's top literary prize.

world Updated: Jan 12, 2012 01:08 IST
AFP

Indian writers have dominated the shortlist of authors competing for Asia's top literary prize.

An unprecedented seven authors, including three from India and writers from Pakistan, South Korea, Japan and China, will compete for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize after judges expanded the shortlist from its usual five.


The seven shortlisted books include Rebirth by Indian doctor and author Jahnavi Barua, cricket journalist Rahul Bhattacharya's The Sly Company of People Who Care and Amitav Ghosh's River of Smoke.

First Published: Jan 12, 2012 01:07 IST