Rahul Bhattacharya bagged the â€˜The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011′ for his The Sly Company of People Who Care.
The book, which narrates a young Indian’s Caribbean adventures in the company of a Guyanese diamond-hunter, was virtually deadlocked for the prize with the English translation of N.S. Madhavan’s Litanies of Dutch Battery, but eventually won the day for â€œits consummate artistry, its refusal to eroticise India â€” or Guyana â€¦ and its non-judgmental attitude to the characters. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a plaque.
Source: The Hindu.