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Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction

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📝Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction
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Indian-origin author Sunjeev Sahota has been short-listed for the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.


Sunjeev Sahota's novel ✏The Year of the Runaways has been shortlisted which deals with the life experience of illegal immigrants from the Indian subcontinent in Britain.

He is among the 6 authors who have been short-listed for this edition of prize by judges' panel chaired by Michael Wood.

Other short-listed authors are:
✳Tom McCarthy (Britain),
✳Anne Tyler (US),
✳ Marlon James (Jamaica),
✳Hanya Yanagihara (US) and
✳Chigozie Obioma (Nigeria).


🚶Sunjeev Sahota was born in 1981 and is a third-generation British-Indian. His debut novel Ours Are the Streets was published in 2011.

The Year of the Runaways is his second novel which was published in June 2015.


📝About Man Booker Prize for Fiction*.

The literary prize since 2013 is bestowed upon writers of any nationality for their best original novel written in the English language and published in United Kingdom.

*.Previously, the prize was open only to authors from the UK and Commonwealth nations, Ireland and Zimbabwe.

✏*.It was first was awarded in 1969 and is sponsored by the Man Group.

*.The prize carries 50,000 pounds and it is of great significance for the book trade as the winner of prize is generally assured of international renownand success.

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