Monday, 26 September 2011

The Hindu Literary Award

The shortlist for the Hindu Literary Award, started last year by India's national newspaper The Hindu, was announced today. The Folded Earth is on the shortlist, in some very good company.

Apart from The Folded Earth, the shortlist includes "River of Smoke" by Amitav Ghosh, "The Fakir" (translated from Bengali) by Sunil Gangopadhyay, "Bharatipura" by U.R. Ananthamurthy (translated from Kannada), "Litanies of the Dutch Battery" by N.S. Madhavan (translated from Malayalam), "The Sly Company of People Who Care" by Rahul Bhattacharya, and "The Storyteller of Marrakesh" by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya.

The jury received 129 submissions for the award this year. The award will be announced on 30 October in Chennai.

More news on The Folded Earth:

I will read from the book and answer questions at the Kovalam Literary Festival.which has events in Delhi as well this time. The first Folded Earth session is at 1030 AM on Thursday 29 September. The rest follow, in Kerala, from 30 Sept to 2 October.


  1. As quoted in the article Bharathipura novel written by U R Ananthamurthy is not been translated from malayalam. It is a kannada novel and got translated from Kannada only. Rectify it. URA is a Kannada pride. We don't expect such mistakes.