Anuradha Roy bags coveted Sahitya Akademi Award, 22 others feted
Anuradha Roy bagged the coveted Sahitya
Akademi Award on Thursday. The author of 'All The Lives We Never Lived ' was
felicitated along with 22 other authors for their exemplary contribution in the
field of literature. This is the fourth book penned by the 40-something Roy.
This book also won the prestigious Tata Book of the Year Award for Fiction in
2018. The book revolves around the life and times of a horticulturalist
Myshkin, who narrates his life story, and his unending wait for letters
from etters from the mother who abandoned him, for greener pastures in
Roy, who lives in Ranikhet, has previously written 'An Atlas of Impossible Longing', 'The Folded Earth' and 'Sleeping on Jupiter' which won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016. It was also longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in the year 2015.
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The list of previous winners in English include R.K. Narayan, Anita Desai, A. K. Ramanujan, Vikram Seth, and Amitav Ghosh and can be accessed in its entirety here.