The Hindu Literary Prize for Best Fiction 2011

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Rahul Bhattacharya bagged the ‘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 “its consummate artistry, its refusal to eroticise India — or Guyana … and its non-judgmental attitude to the characters. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 5 lakh and a plaque.

Source: The Hindu.

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