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Indian Writer Pankaj Mishra won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014

Mar 10, 2014 12:50 IST

Indian writer Pankaj Mishra on 9 March 2014 won Windham Campbell Literature Prize 2014 in non-fiction category. Pankaj Mishra is an Indian essayist, memoirist, travel writer and novelist. He won the Windham Campbell Literature Prize in non-fiction category. The award was announced by The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale.

Pankaj Mishra is one of the eight writers from seven countries to won a 150000 dollar Yale University prize.

Other winners in the three categories are:
In fiction: Aminatta Forna (Sierra Leone), Nadeem Aslam (Pakistan) and Jim Crace (United Kingdom)
In non—fiction: John Vaillant (United States/Canada)
In drama: Kia Corthron (United States), Sam Holcroft (United Kingdom) and Noelle Janaczewska (Australia).

In addition to a novel The Romantics, Mishra had published four works of nonfiction: Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India , An End to Suffering: the Buddha in the World , Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond and From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia.

imageThe award was announced in three categories fiction, non- fiction and drama. All the winners will receive 150000 dollar each in recognition of their achievements and to support their ongoing work.

All eight writers will accept the prize in person at a ceremony at Yale on 15 September 2014.


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