UR Ananthamurthy, the Kannada author was shortlisted among other ten authors for prestigious International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013. UR Ananthamurthy, 80, is an only Indian who was shortlisted in the final list of this prestigious award. The list of the awardees was announced at the Jaipur Literature Festival on 24 January 2013.
UR Ananthamurthy is considered as the important author bringing reforms in the form of new movement in the Kannada language. The author has so far written 5 novels, 8 short story collections and 3 poetry collections. These works have also been translated into different languages in India and Europe.
About UR Ananthamurthy
•UR Ananthamurthy studied English Literature at Univesity of Mysore. He got his doctorate from the University of Birmingham.
•Ananthamurthy is popularly known for his novel called Samskara which came up in 1966.
•He was shortlisted for DSC Prize for South Asian literature in 2012 for Bharatipura, the novel which came in 2010 in English language.
Other authors shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013
Other finalists for International Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2013 are:
•Aharon Appelfeld (Israel)
•Lydia Davis (USA)
•Intizar Husain (Pakistan)
•Yan Lianke (China)
•Marie Ndiaye (France)
•Josip Novakovich (Canada)
•Marilynne Robinson (USA)
•Vladimir Sorokin (Russia)
•Peter Stamm (Switzerland)
Previous winners of the award
Previous winners of this prestigious award include:
•Canada's Alice Munro
•Nigeria's Chinua Achebe
•USA’s Philip Roth
About the International Man Booker Prize
•International Man Booker Prize is a derivative of Britain’s Man Booker novel-of-the-year prize. It is awarded to the author for his lifetime work.
•The International Man Booker Prize is meant for the authors of any nationality whose work can be found in English.
•The winner of this award would be announced in London on 22 May 2013 by the chair of judge Christopher Ricks.