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.