Indian-born is in the Booker shortlist
He has got shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize of 2014. And that, after the award has been splashed across the global literati circle, outside the Commonwealth world.
Born in Kolkata, brought up in Britain and doing India proud with his intense novel, Neel Mukherjee, in The Lives of Others, explores the troubled waters of the 1960s Bengal. He plots a family problem.
An alum of Oxford and Cambridge, Neel is the only Indian-origin author to be long-listed earlier this year too. Mukherjee has been selected for his second novel published in May this year. He reviews fiction for the Times and the Sunday Telegraph and his first novel, A Life Apart, was a joint winner of the Vodafone-Crossword Award in India.
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