British Indian Author Sanjeeev Sahota Shortlisted For Man Booker Prize
British Indian Sunjeev Sahota is among six writers shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for Fiction for 2015. The six names were announced by chair of judges, Michael Wood, at a press conference. Two authors come from the UK, two from the US and one each from Jamaica and Nigeria.
‘The Year of the Runaways’ by Derbyshire-born Sahota deals in his book about 13 young men, living in a house in Sheffield in the UK, each in flight from India and in desperate search of a new life.
34-year-old Sahota, was born in 1981 in Derbyshire. His debut novel, Ours are the Streets, was called ‘nothing short of extraordinary’. He currently lives in Sheffield.
Besides Sahota, the other nominees are Marlon James (Jamaica) for A Brief History of Seven Killings, Tom McCarthy (UK) for Satin Island, Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria) for The Fishermen, Anne Tyler (US) for Spool of Blue Thread, and Hanya Yanagihara (US) for A Little Life.
Watch as he talks about his journey –
Source – Firstpost
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